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dc.contributor.authorEtxebarria, Naroa
dc.contributor.authorIngham, Steve A
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Richard A
dc.contributor.authorBentley, David J
dc.contributor.authorPyne, David B
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T23:14:45Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T23:14:45Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1664-042X
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fphys.2019.00100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387117
dc.description.abstractBunch riding in closed circuit cycling courses and some track cycling events are often typified by highly variable power output and a maximal sprint to the finish. How criterium style race demands affect final sprint performance however, is unclear. We studied the effects of 1 h variable power cycling on a subsequent maximal 30 s sprint in the laboratory. Nine well-trained male cyclists/triathletes (VO2peak 4.9 ± 0.4 Lmin-1; mean ± SD) performed two 1 h cycling trials in a randomized order with either a constant (CON) or variable (VAR) power output matched for mean power output. The VAR protocol comprised intervals of varying intensities (40-135% of maximal aerobic power) and durations (10 to 90 s). A 30 s maximal sprint was performed before and immediately after each 1 h cycling trial. When compared with CON, there was a greater reduction in peak (-5.1 ± 6.1%; mean ± 90% confidence limits) and mean (-5.9 ± 5.2%) power output during the 30 s sprint after the 1 h VAR cycle. Variable power cycling, commonly encountered during criterium and triathlon races can impair an optimal final sprint, potentially compromising race performance. Athletes, coaches, and staff should evaluate training (to improve repeat sprint-ability) and race-day strategies (minimize power variability) to optimize the final sprint.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFrontiers Media
dc.relation.ispartofissueFebruary
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Physiology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Physiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1116
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsrepeated sprints
dc.subject.keywordsstochastic cycling
dc.titleSprinting After Having Sprinted: Prior High-Intensity Stochastic Cycling Impairs the Winning Strike for Gold
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEtxebarria, N; Ingham, SA; Ferguson, RA; Bentley, DJ; Pyne, DB, Sprinting After Having Sprinted: Prior High-Intensity Stochastic Cycling Impairs the Winning Strike for Gold, Frontiers in Physiology, 2019, 10 (February)
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-01-28
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-09T23:09:25Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Etxebarria, Ingham, Ferguson, Bentley and Pyne. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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