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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Road Cycling

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Road Cycling

Robert J. Gregor (Editor), Francesco Conconi (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-69501-2

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

144 pages


The fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist.

Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, this new book draws together expertise from contributors from The Netherlands, Italy, and the United States to present an authoritative reference for all those actively involved in the sport.

List of contributors, vi

Forewords, vii

Acknowledgements, ix

1 Anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of road cycling, 1
Robert J. Gregor and Francesco Conconi

2 Biomechanics of road cycling, 18
Robert J. Gregor, Francesco Conconi and Jeffrey P. Broker

3 Testing methods in road cycling, 40
Robert J. Gregor and Francesco Conconi

4 Training the physiological characteristics employed in road cycling, 46
Francesco Conconi and Nicola Alfieri

5 Nutrition for road cyclists, 54
Frederick Brouns

6 Medical problems in road cycling, 68
Arnold Baker

Further reading, 119

Index, 121

‘Anyone interested in competitive road cycling will benefit from this text because it is concise and easy to read, providing “what is known” about optimum training and other nutrition needs.’ Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
*an IOC Medical Commission publication

* straight-forward practical handbook on training techniques and medical problems in competitive cycling

* clear explanation of the scientific basis of cycling

* published in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee

* contributors from Holland, France (from the Federation Francaise de Cyclisme), Italy, and the United States (from the US Olympic Training Center)

* endorsed by the Union Cycaliste Internationale (UCI)