Physical and physiological characteristics of professional cyclists

Hug F., Bendahan D., Savin B., Cozzone P. and Grelot L. (2003) Physical and physiological characteristics of professional cyclists. Science and Sports, 18 4: 212-215. doi:10.1016/S0765-1597(03)00157-6

Author Hug F.
Bendahan D.
Savin B.
Cozzone P.
Grelot L.
Title Physical and physiological characteristics of professional cyclists
Journal name Science and Sports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0765-1597
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0765-1597(03)00157-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 212
End page 215
Total pages 4
Subject 2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Abstract Introduction. - We aimed to characterize the physical capacities of a population of professional cyclists using anthropometrical, cardiovascular, respiratory, ventilatory, and energetic measures. Synthesis of facts. - Eight professional cyclists participated in this study. They performed over 1 day, 5 exercises (progressive and constant-load test) on a cyclo-ergometer. Conclusions. - Physical and physiological results confirmed previous observations done on professional cyclists. The values of maximal power tolerated and time to exhaustion at this power are reproducible during the day thus demonstrated the excellent capability to recover of the professional cyclists.
Keyword MPT
Professional cyclists
Q-Index Code C1
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