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Reproducibility of a laboratory-based 40-km cycle time-trial on a stationary wind-trainer in highly trained cyclists.
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PMID:  12968204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the present study was to examine the reproducibility of laboratory-based 40-km cycle time-trial performance on a stationary wind-trainer. Each week, for three consecutive weeks, and on different days, forty-three highly trained male cyclists (x +/- SD; age = 25 +/- 6 y; mass = 75 +/- 7 kg; peak oxygen uptake [VO (2)peak] = 64.8 +/- 5.2 ml x kg (-1) x min (-1)) performed: 1) a VO (2)peak test, and 2) a 40-km time-trial on their own racing bicycle mounted to a stationary wind-trainer (Cateye - Cyclosimulator). Data from all tests were compared using a one-way analysis of variance. Performance on the second and third 40-km time-trials were highly related (r = 0.96; p < 0.001), not significantly different (57 : 21 +/- 2 : 57 vs. 57 : 12 +/- 3 : 14 min:s), and displayed a low coefficient of variation (CV) = 0.9 +/- 0.7 %. Although the first 40-km time-trial (58 : 43 +/- 3 : 17 min:s) was not significantly different from the second and third tests (p = 0.06), inclusion of the first test in the assessment of reliability increased within-subject CV to 3.0 +/- 2.9 %. 40-km time-trial speed (km x h (-1)) was significantly (p < 0.001) related to peak power output (W; r = 0.75), VO (2)peak (l x min (-1); r = 0.53), and the second ventilatory turnpoint (l x min (-1); r = 0.68) measured during the progressive exercise tests. These data demonstrate that the assessment of 40-km cycle time-trial performance in well-trained endurance cyclists on a stationary wind-trainer is reproducible, provided the athletes perform a familiarization trial.
P B Laursen; C M Shing; D G Jenkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-11     Completed Date:  2004-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Performance Laboratory, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test*
Physical Fitness
Reproducibility of Results*

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