Power output during a professional men's road-cycling tour.

  title={Power output during a professional men's road-cycling tour.},
  author={Tammie R. Ebert and David T. Martin and Brian Stephens and Robert T. Withers},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={1 4},
PURPOSE To quantify the power-output demands of men's road-cycling stage racing using a direct measure of power output. METHODS Power-output data were collected from 207 races over 6 competition years on 31 Australian national male road cyclists. Subjects performed a maximal graded exercise test in the laboratory to determine maximum aerobic-power output, and bicycles were fitted with SRM power meters. Races were described as flat, hilly, or criterium, and linear mixed modeling was used to… 

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