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Ultradistance

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...An ultraendurance competition is defined as any event exceeding 6 hours in duration (Zaryski and Smith 2005). Regarding cycling, the shortest race in ultracycling is therefore, by definition, the 6-hour challenge (Ultra Marathon Cycling...

Frame Materials and Geometry

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...The selection of materials and the final geometry for the frame are based on the requirements and specifications of the design. Some not easily quantifiable requirements such as aesthetics may drive the selection of frame materials...

The Cyclist’s Physique

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...The cyclist’s physique is unique indeed. When walking on the beach, you can easily spot a cyclist: unmistakable tan lines, shaved legs, knee and elbow scars, but more important, muscled legs paired with a wiry upper body. Even so, modern...

Tackling the Hills

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...Climbing hills and mountains is both feared and loved by cyclists, often at the same time. Climbing ability can determine the outcome of many races and remains a central part of competitions around the world, such as the Tour de France...

Training Periodization

Bent R. RØnnestad

Bent R. RØnnestad

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Mikel Zabala

Mikel Zabala, PhD, is director of the Cycling Research Center in Granada, Spain, and editor in chief of the Journal of Science and Cycling. His research interests are cycling performance and doping prevention. He is a senior lecturer on the faculty of sport sciences at the University of Granada, teaching students who are seeking advanced degrees in cycling. He has authored numerous scientific papers about cycling and training and coached a number of international professional cyclists, serving as performance director for the renowned Movistar professional cycling team since 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...At the end of the season, each cyclist should sit down with his or her coach to analyze what happened and why, which goals were achieved and which were not, to answer questions related to performance and the results reached during...

Mountain Biking

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...The first mountain bike ride we went on we got caked with mud. The students said, “Let’s go give Mr. Smith (the school’s principal) a hug.” We went to the front of the school and they ran into the front office. They had just carpeted...

Doping’s Dark Past and a New Cycling Era

Mikel Zabala

Mikel Zabala, PhD, is director of the Cycling Research Center in Granada, Spain, and editor in chief of the Journal of Science and Cycling. His research interests are cycling performance and doping prevention. He is a senior lecturer on the faculty of sport sciences at the University of Granada, teaching students who are seeking advanced degrees in cycling. He has authored numerous scientific papers about cycling and training and coached a number of international professional cyclists, serving as performance director for the renowned Movistar professional cycling team since 2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...Humans have been trying to reach higher levels of physical performance since prehistory, driven by the need to hunt animals for survival.Doping likely started with the ingestion of herbs that decreased fatigue. It is said that for some...

Cycling

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Nothing compares to the pleasure of a bike ride.Why teach cycling in schools? Why not! Cycling is a great way for students to get to and from school, and it can help encourage youths to include physical activity as part of their daily...

The Science of Pacing

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...Pacing refers to the distribution of speed or energy expenditure throughout an exercise task. This factor is considered extremely important in the successful execution of any race (Abbiss and Laursen 2008; Foster et al. 2005; Foster et al...

The Aerodynamic Rider

Cycling Science

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...Perhaps no subject is discussed more in clubhouses, in pelotons, and in online cycling forums than the topic of bicycle aerodynamics. And probably no cycling-related subject has more mystery surrounding it. Aerodynamic drag is, after all...