This week, The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced changes to track events in a bid to ‘create more spectator-friendly racing’.
The biggest changes have come in the form of the multidiscipline omnium. The number of events has changed from six to four as all the individual, timed rounds have been dropped. The omnium will also be changed from a two-day event to just one day. Continue reading →
A new study has found that the benefits of the physical activity almost always outweighs the negative effects of pollution for those cycling through urban areas.
London’s air pollution, caused predominantly by traffic and diesel fumes, is responsible for 9,500 premature deaths each year, according to a 2015 study by King’s College, London. Due to their close proximity with traffic and deeper breathing, a cyclist in London can expect greater exposure to that threat than most.
Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activities like cycling, a recent study has found.
The study was conducted at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. Researchers measured the levels of hormones in 12 ultra marathon runners before and after they ran a 65km (40.3 mile) race. These levels were compared to 12 other individuals of the same age who did not partake in the race, but instead participated in low to moderate physical exercise. Continue reading →
The inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, 11–12 June 2016, represents the pinnacle of triathlon competition in the UK, providing recreational triathletes with a unique opportunity to compete on the same course as the world’s best.
Following in the footsteps of the unforgettable 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ in Leeds and Yorkshire, this event is hoping to attract thousands of spectators to watch both the amateurs and the professionals – including home heroes Ali and Jonny Brownlee who will be competing in their last event on home soil before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“Jim Vance is the best not only at creating a training programme but in explaining the programme in a way that anyone can understand.”
Serious triathletes may be the most tech-savvy of all athletes and have the latest devices to provide data for improving performance, but putting it all together can be a daunting and confusing task.
Triathlon 2.0 examines the sport’s most popular devices, including cycling power meters, GPS trackers and heart rate monitors. Allowing you to capture the accurate readings, learn what they mean and, just as importantly, what they don’t.
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