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Teun van Erp is a sports scientist, whose PhD research included data from 4 years of training of 21 Team Sunweb cyclists. Teun used this incredible data set to characterise training load, intensity, and performance at the cycling World Tour level. After a long stint at Team Sunweb, Teun is now focusing on his academic career in Stellenboch, South Africa.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Different measures of training load and how they stack up in scientific research
-Pros and cons of using Training Stress Score (TSS), Lucia's TRIMP (heart rate based measure), and session-RPE to quantify training load
-Comparing the training characteristics of male and female professional cyclists
-Training Intensity Distribution
-The types of moderate and high intensity training used by professional cyclists
-The use of different cadences in training
-Advice to amateur cyclists and triathletes for improving cycling performance
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
- Teun's Twitter and Research Gate profiles
- Teun's PhD thesis
- Relationship Between Various Training-Load Measures in Elite Cyclists During Training, Road Races, and Time Trials
- Intensity and Load Characteristics of Professional Road Cycling: Differences Between Men's and Women's Races
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