Intensity of exercise during road race pro-cycling competition.

  title={Intensity of exercise during road race pro-cycling competition.},
  author={Benjam{\'i}n Fern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a and Javier P{\'e}rez-Landaluce and Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez-Alonso and Nicol{\'a}s Terrados},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={32 5},
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to quantify the intensity of competition during two professional bicycle stage races: the Tour de France (Tour) and Vuelta a España (Vuelta). METHODS The HR responses of 18 world class cyclists were recorded during the races and compared with HR ranges that corresponded to four intensities of exercise that were measured in the laboratory with an incremental test to exhaustion 2 wk before each race. The four intensities were: Anaerobic (AN) over the individual… CONTINUE READING

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