Cycling Science: The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching

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Start Date: 17 November 2018

End Date: 17 November 2018

Venue: Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town

Cost for attendees that have already completed online course: R175

Cost for attendees that have not completed online course: R2675

The Cycling Masterclass

Science to Sport and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s Education Hub invite you to join us for a day of informative talks and interaction with cycling coaches and physiologists.

The Cycling Masterclass will build on the content presented in the SSISA online Cycling Science course and is free to attend (lunch cost excluded) for those who have already completed the online course – The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching. If you have not completed the online course, you will have to register and pay for the online course before qualifying for the Cycling Masterclass.

For those that have already completed the online, if you are unable to attend the course in person, the content will be recorded and added as a separate module and added to the course, which you will be able to view for the duration of your subscription.

Dr Jeroen Swart will kick the day off with a presentation on laboratory-based performance testing. Jeroen presented this talk at the Science and Cycling Conference in July 2018, where it was very well received. The talk will discuss the validity, reliability and practical relevance of laboratory-based metrics. In addition, data from a multiple Tour De France winner will be presented and discussed.

The second presentation will be delivered by John Wakefield, who has been arguably South Africa’s most successful cycling coach over the last two years. John will present training load data from athletes who have won Cross-county (XCO) World Championships and compete in the UCI World Tour.

Ben Capostagno will follow with the third presentation of the day, which will discuss how environmental conditions can be used to improve adaptations to endurance training. Altitude, heat and ‘training low’ can all be used to increase the response to training sessions.

The final presentation of the day will be delivered by Dr Mike Posthumus. Mike will present, with the use of examples, how training load can be monitored in a practical setting. Appropriate load monitoring can not only improve performance, but also create a template upon which future training loads can be based.

The programme for the day will be as follows:

Time Topic Presenter
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 Laboratory performance testing: Validity, reliability and practical relevance together with some interesting data from the a multiple Tour De France winner Dr Jeroen Swart
10:00 – 10:30 Panel discussion with questions from the audience Dr Jeroen Swart, John Wakefield, Dr Mike Posthumus, Ben Capostagno
10:30 – 10:45 Tea break
10:45 – 11:30 Pathways to a World Championship win and the World Tour: A deeper look at the training loads required for World-class performance. John Wakefield
11:30 – 12:00 Panel discussion with questions from the audience Dr Jeroen Swart, John Wakefield, Dr Mike Posthumus, Ben Capostagno
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Maximizing adaptations to training: Exploiting environmental conditions to increase responses to training. Ben Capostagno
13:45 – 14:15 Panel discussion with questions from the audience Dr Jeroen Swart, John Wakefield, Dr Mike Posthumus, Ben Capostagno
14:15 – 14:30 Tea break
14:30 – 15:15 Practical load monitoring: Balancing the input with the output. Dr Mike Posthumus
15:15 – 15:45 Panel discussion with questions from the audience Dr Jeroen Swart, John Wakefield, Dr Mike Posthumus, Ben Capostagno
15:45 – 16:00 Closing

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