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Preferred pedalling cadence in professional cycling

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dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Hoyos, J.
dc.contributor.author López Chicharro, José
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T18:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T18:12:19Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Lucía Mulas, A., Hoyos, J., & López Chicharro, J. L. (2001). Preferred pedalling cadence in professional cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(8), 1361-1366. spa
dc.identifier.issn 01959131
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5799
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the preferred cycling cadence of professional riders during competition. Methods: We measured the cadence of seven professional cyclists (28 ± 1 yr) during 3-wk road races (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta a Espafĩa) involving three main competition requirements: uphill cycling (high mountain passes of ∼15 km, or HM); individual time trials of ∼50 km on level ground (TT); and flat, long (∼190 km) group stages (F). Heart rate (HR) data were also recorded as an indicator of exercise intensity during HM, TT, and F. Results: Mean cadence was significantly lower (P < 0.01) during HM (71.0 ± 1.4 rpm) than either F and TT (89.3 ± 1.0 and 92.4 ± 1.3 rpm, respectively). HR was similar during HM and TT (157 ± 4 and 158 ± 3 bpm) and in both cases higher (P < 0.01) than during F (124 ± 2 bpm). Conclusion: During both F and TT, professional riders spontaneously adopt higher cadences (around 90 rpm) than those previously reported in the majority of laboratory studies as being the most economical. In contrast, during HM they seem to adopt a more economical pedalling rate (∼70 rpm), possibly as a result of the specific demands of this competition phase. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Preferred pedalling cadence in professional cycling spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 2.402 JCR (2001) Q1, 3/68 Sport sciences spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Fisiología humana spa
dc.subject.uem Ciclismo - Medicina Deportiva spa
dc.subject.unesco Medicina deportiva spa
dc.subject.unesco Fisiología humana spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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