The use of velodrome tests to evaluate aerodynamic drag in professional cyclists.

@article{GarcaLpez2014TheUO,
  title={The use of velodrome tests to evaluate aerodynamic drag in professional cyclists.},
  author={J. Garc{\'i}a-L{\'o}pez and Ana Ogueta-Alday and J. Menoyo Larrazabal and Jos{\'e} Antonio Rodr{\'i}guez-Marroyo},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={451-5}
}
The purpose of this study was to analyse the validity, reliability and sensitivity of velodrome tests to detect small changes in aerodynamic drag in cycling. 12 professional cyclists were assessed to obtain the drag area (SCx) during wind tunnel and velodrome tests. Incremental and steady-state protocols were performed in the velodrome with a portable power meter, and 6 bicycle positions were analysed and compared that involved lowering the handlebars and advancing the pads between 2-5 cm. A… CONTINUE READING