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Influence of pacing on reliability of middle-distance cycling performance

Aisbett, Brad, Le Rossignol, Peter, McConell, Glenn, Jolley, Damien, Abbiss, Chris R. and Snow, Rod 2015, Influence of pacing on reliability of middle-distance cycling performance, Journal of science and cycling, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 3-8.

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Title Influence of pacing on reliability of middle-distance cycling performance
Author(s) Aisbett, BradORCID iD for Aisbett, Brad orcid.org/0000-0001-8077-0272
Le Rossignol, Peter
McConell, Glenn
Jolley, Damien
Abbiss, Chris R.
Snow, RodORCID iD for Snow, Rod orcid.org/0000-0002-4796-6916
Journal name Journal of science and cycling
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Publisher Cycling Research Center
Place of publication Pulianas-Granada, Spain
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2254-7053
Keyword(s) familiarisation
pacing strategy
starting strategy
repeatability
reproducibility
Summary The purpose of the present study was to examine the reliability of middle distance cycling time trials using fast-, even-, and slow-starts. Eighteen endurance-trained male cyclists [mean ± standard deviation; VO2peak 63.1 ± 6.1 mL⋅kg-1⋅min-1] performed nine cycling time trials where the total external work (96.5 ± 11.2 kJ) was identical to the better of two, 5-minute habituation time trials. Power output during the first quarter of the time-trials (24.1 ± 2.8 kJ) was fixed to induce fast-, even- or slow-starting strategies (60, 75 and 90 s, respectively). In consecutive sessions, participants performed three trials of each pacing condition although the order of these pacing conditions was counterbalanced. Average power output and performance time were unaffected by trial number in the fast- (P = 0.60), even- (P = 0.18) and slow-start (P = 0.53) trials. In all three pacing conditions, average power output was highly reliable and similar between trial 1 to 2 and trial 2 to 3 in fast- (standard error of measurement; SEM=8.3 and 8.2W), even (coefficient of variation; CV=2.8 and 2.4%) and slow-start (CV=2.4 and 1.5%) trials. In conclusion, the reproducibility of 5-min cycling time trials is unaffected by starting strategy and is acceptable following two selfpaced habituation trials. Research examining the influence of pacing strategies may therefore be conducted without the need for familiarisation trials using each individual pacing condition.
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Cycling Research Center
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