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At Kona in October we had an opportunity to catch up with one of the key team members who was intimately involved in the creation of the Cervelo P5. Ivan Sidorovich came to Canada from Argentina as a 19 year old with a passion for aerodynamics. He completed a university degree in Canada and upon [...]
Days after winning his second iron distance triathlon Jimmy Johnsen has unexpectedly parted ways with one of his sponsors right as he is starting to come in to his own as a champion long distance triathlete. But as one company perhaps has made a premature decision another has seen the potential and signed up someone [...]
The annual 160km Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, NZ’s largest cycling event, takes place on Saturday 24 November. The organisers are excited to introduce a new mountain bike category and tracks for this year’s participants to enjoy. Construction is underway to rebuild 40 and 85km mountain bike tracks through the idyllic Wairakei Forest. With a [...]
The cycling performance benefits of regular Turbo Studio Power Training sessions are already well established – with increased power output enabling triathletes to ride faster than ever before. But even more importantly, improved power at threshold will enable you to arrive at T2 in far better shape, meaning you can give your all on the [...]
Following the news about Eddy Merckx Holding tapping new sources of funds to the tune of 7.4 million euros, we hear that the R&D department has also been busy. Apparently Eddy Merckx Cycles plans to explore new materials and improved cycle aerodynamics. Its inspiration in this effort will be Lexus automobiles. Work has already started [...]
GreenEDGE Cycling is proud to announce that the UCI has approved its license application for WorldTour status. On the basis of the documentation submitted to the UCI License Commission, GreenEDGE has been granted a UCI World Tour license for the 2012-2013 period. This announcement gives Australia its first team in the WorldTour with a roster [...]
Dr Ross Tucker from Science of Sport writes mainly about cycling and running. Here he analyses last nights Tour de France stage and looks at where things may head tonight. It is always a good read and there is loads of information to digest and help you with your knnowledge at the pub tonight before the stage starts.
How many times have you been riding with your training partners or behind someone and notice their knees popping out at the top of the stroke? In fact we’ve all seen the woodchopper pedal stroke, a common problem, easily identified and when resolved with a systematic approach correct mechanics can be attained to increase power and reduce stress and injury.
Imagine trying to hit a ball with a flexible bat, you lose energy and have to put in more effort compared to a rigid bat for the same result. If you use a rigid bat you can transfer more energy to the ball and it travels further. Your foot is a flexible system with an inbuilt arch and foot angulation that designed to absorb and return energy specifically for efficiency and reduced injury mechanics.
As we all know riding a triathlon or time trial is very different to cycling racing. Kevin Hancett shares what he learnt many years ago from a New Zealand Olympic 100km time trial team cyclist named Stephen Cox. It’s not about speed he said but more about your average speed.