Cyclists often spend a lot of time putting sugary drinks, gels, bars and other goodies into their mouth, especially during a ride. Because of that, there’s often concern both from riders and dentists about the impact these foods have on the teeth of cyclists.
Team Sky’s hopes of a high finish in the team time trial at this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico were shattered — quite literally, in fact — when not one, but three riders suffered dramatically catastrophic front wheel failures on the 22.7km-long route around Lido di Camaiore.
Sometimes we need to stop. We need to take a step back, draw ourselves away from the distractions, away from the noise, and just be ourselves. It is okay to fall in a heap, and sometimes it takes a catalyst to show us something that we have been choosing not to see.
Seven years ago, Irish journalist Paul Kimmage was offered the opportunity to be embedded with Team Sky. It was the first year of the British team’s existence and transparency was, it said, high among its principles.
The new LEOMO Type-R device brings motion analysis to the real world and does it in a very small package. LEOMO stands for Laws and Equations Of Motion and with this new technical gadget coaches and athletes can gather and study motion analysis data during training sessions and races.
Tim Noakes is a South African scientist and medical doctor who likes to ruffle a lot of feathers. His controversial theories are famous for challenging conventional wisdom on topics ranging from sports medicine to biomechanics to nutrition, like promoting a high-fat, low-carb diet for the general population. But perhaps his most game-changing idea is one that rethinks why athletes slow down.
The beginning of “the season” is something most athletes look forward to all year. It’s a chance to set lofty goals, hone in on lessons learned from past seasons, and most importantly begin a more focused approach to training.
Compared to the general populace, multisport buffs are as tough as they come. There’s even research to back up that contention. To gain an understanding of what accounts for that tenacity, a new study sought to examine the important link between pain and performance. Indeed, those who are able to push harder and longer are usually the ones who end up atop the podium on race day.