Road Cycling Climbs Made Speedier by Personalized Pacing Strategies

Stefan Wolf, Raphael Bertschinger, Dietmar Saupe

Abstract

Lately, modeling and optimizing endurance performance has become popular. Optimal strategies have been calculated for running as well as for cycling. Since most of these studies are of theoretical nature, we performed a series of experiments to determine whether race performance can actually be improved using mathematical optimization in a realistic scenario. The optimal strategy was based on the equations of motion for cycling and an individual critical power model for each rider. Constant visual feedback based on the calculated strategy was given to the rider while performing a real world climb on a bike simulator in the laboratory. The aim of this study was to determine whether these strategies are feasible and effective. The results showed that feedback in general and the optimal strategy feedback in particular led to a significant improvement. The total race times decreased between 0.8% and 3.2% employing optimal strategy feedback compared to self paced rides.

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in Harvard Style

Wolf S., Bertschinger R. and Saupe D. (2016). Road Cycling Climbs Made Speedier by Personalized Pacing Strategies . In Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-205-9, pages 109-114. DOI: 10.5220/0006080001090114


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsports16,
author={Stefan Wolf and Raphael Bertschinger and Dietmar Saupe},
title={Road Cycling Climbs Made Speedier by Personalized Pacing Strategies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2016},
pages={109-114},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006080001090114},
isbn={978-989-758-205-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - Road Cycling Climbs Made Speedier by Personalized Pacing Strategies
SN - 978-989-758-205-9
AU - Wolf S.
AU - Bertschinger R.
AU - Saupe D.
PY - 2016
SP - 109
EP - 114
DO - 10.5220/0006080001090114