Title

Power output and pacing during international cross-country mountain bike cycling

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Anaerobic Threshold; Bicycling; Competitive Behavior; Exercise Test; Heart Rate; Humans; Male; Oxygen Consumption; Physical Endurance; Young Adult

ISSN

1555-0273

Volume

13

Issue

9

First Page

1243

Last Page

1249

PubMed ID

29688109

Publisher

Human Kinetics, Inc.

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

RAS ID

28681

Comments

Granier, C., Abbiss, C. R., Aubry, A., Vauchez, Y., Dorel, S., Hausswirth, C., & Le Meur, Y. (2018). Power output and pacing during international cross-country mountain bike cycling. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(9). 1243-1249.

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To characterize the physiological profiles of elite cross-country mountain-bike (XCO-MTB) cyclists and to examine their pacing and power-output (PO) distribution during international races.

METHODS: Over 2 competitive seasons, 8 male XCO-MTB cyclists (VO

RESULTS: Mean PO, speed, cadence, and HR during the races were 283 (22) W (4.31 [0.32] W·kg

CONCLUSIONS: Elite off-road cyclists demonstrated typical values of world-class endurance cyclists with an excellent power-to-mass ratio. This study demonstrated that XCO-MTB races are performed at higher intensities than reported in previous research and are characterized by a fast start followed by an even pace.

DOI

10.1123/ijspp.2017-0516

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