Relative differences in average power output between beverages during the performance trial. Figure 6 indicates the difference in average power measured in watts, during the preloaded 60 km time trial when test beverages were compared for all finishers. The final column is included to demonstrate that all participants completed the test when consuming carbohydrate beverages. P, Placebo; MD, maltodextrin beverage; MD + F, maltodextrin-fructose beverage. Data are presented as mean ± SE; comparisons made for finishers of all trials (first three columns: n = 6) and between test beverages for all finishers (end column: n = 14) * denotes significant difference between relative beverages (P < 0.05).