Program

Find below the preliminary program of the conference.
Download the pdf version of the program Preliminary Program (24 June 2015)

 

Wednesday 1 July Morning

Auditorium Theatron
 Chairman: Hein DaanenOpening & General Session
09:15Welcome
09:30Andrew EdgarThe Science of Cycling & The Philosophy of Technology
09:50Luca Guercilena
General Manager Trek Factory Racing Team
The Importance of Research & Science for Professional Cycling Teams
10:20Matthew Knight (UCI)
Javier Barrio (UCI)
Working towards increased professionalism for teams – the Cahier des Charges
11:00Coffee Break
11:20Carl FosterIt's a Long, Long way to ……… Paris: The Role of Pacing in Tour Cycling
11:50Louis DelahaijeLotto Jumbo Pro Cycling working towards the Tour de France - Louis Delahaije
12:40Lunch Break

Wednesday 1 July Afternoon

Auditorium Theatron
Session1Chairman: Robert Lamberts
13:30Frédéric GrappeThe use of the Record Power Profile for Training Optimisation
14:00Guido VroemenThe use of power data in the Roompot Pro/Continental Cycling team and in Elite Pro Ironman triathletes
14:20Albert SmitPower-velocity curve: relevance of the SRM Ergometer for simulated cycling performance and constant duration tests
14:40Emma ZadowValidity of the Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer and Reliability of a 4 km Cycle Time Trial
15:00Harrie HaenenSeparating muscular and non-muscular forces at the pedal
15:20Coffee Break
Session2Chairman: Carl Foster
15:50Inigo MujikaDetraining, or the Physiological and Performance Consequences of Training Cessation
16:20Jos de KoningAn investigation of the underlying mechanisms of overtraining in a natural experimental model
16:40Louis PassfieldUsing power meters to monitor and evaluate training
17:00James HopkerUsing retrospective analysis of race results to determine success in elite cycling
17.20Guido VroemenThe secret of cycling: The science of cycling explained in mathematical models
17:40Postersession
18:30Conference Evening
Botanic Garden
Located opposite the conference centre

Wednesday 1 July Afternoon

Auditorium Megaron
Session3Chairman: Koen Levels
13:30Dominic MicklewrightStick, Twist or Bust? Prospection, Risk-Perception & Decision-Making in Cycling
14:00Manhal BoyaDifferences in visual information-seeking behavior between expert and novice time-trial cyclists
14:20Heinz LugoEffect of feedback on cycling performance in a 4-kilometre laboratory time trial
14:40Sven HoekstraThe effects of 4 months handbike training under free-living conditions on physical fitness and health outcomes
15:00Tessa BackhuijsAmateur Cyclists can complete the full Tour de France in the same amount of days as Professional Cyclists
15:20Coffee Break
Session4Chairman: Asker Jeukendrup
15:50Bert BlockenNew Surprises in Cycling Aerodynamics
16:20Levi HeimansThe effect of aerodynamic characteristics on the drafting effect in track cycling
16:40Andrea Sciacchitano
A quantitative flow visualization technique for on-site sport aerodynamics optimization
17:00Anthony BouillodValidity of Track Aero System to assess aerodynamic drag in professional cyclists
17:20Fabio MaliziaNumerical simulations of cross wind effect on cyclist aerodynamic resistance

Thursday 2 July Morning

Auditorium Theatron
Session5Chairman: Tim Takken
09:30Hein DaanenHeat Balance in Mountain Cycling & The Effects of Acclimatisation
10:00Johannes van BeekComputer modelling of energy turnover and body temperatures in elite cyclists during climbing...:
10:20Koen LevelsThe effect of deceptive information about receiving cooling on pacing pattern during a 20-km cycling time trial in heat.
10:40David NicholsThresholds in ventilation, cerebral and muscle oxygenation, and muscle activity during incremental cycling exercise
11:00Coffee Break
11:20Carol AustinIdentifying & Enabling African Cycling Talent - MTN Qhubeka moving Africa forward
11:45Adriaan Helmantel
Teun van Erp (Team Giant Alpecin)
Developing Young Talent: From a Continental Team to a ProTour Team
12:30Reserved block
12:50Lunch Break

Thursday 2 July Morning

Auditorium Megaron
Session6Chairman: Guido Vroemen
09:30Pieter MertensA new Approach to Bikefitting: presenting bilateral motion analysis data to gain insight in the ideal bike fit
10:00Mathieu HeijboerPedaling patterns of professional cyclists during a Grand Tour
10:20Lotte KrausEvaluating the central pressure point to determine the optimal saddle setback
10:40Daniel SchadeContact Point Management of Professional Cyclists
11:00Coffee Break
11:20
11:50
12:40Lunch Break

Thursday 2 July Afternoon

Auditorium Theatron
Session7Chairman: James Hopker
13:30Robert LambertsPredicting & Monitoring Cycling Performance to Optimize Training Prescription
14:00Nathan TownsendModeling intermittent cycling performance in hypoxia using the critical power concept
14:20Charles DauweAnalysis of Mean Maximal Power in cycling with a modified Critical Power model allowing for a non-constant ….
14:40James WrightThe reliability and validity of the 3-minute critical power test in linear and isokinetic mode
15:00Coffee Break
Session8Chairman: Louis Passfield
15:30Asker JeukendrupNutritional Challenges & Solutions in the Tour de France; The Gut as a Critical Organ
16:00Sebastian WeberApplied simulation of the energy metabolism in professional cycling
16:20Paul VisentiniThe Body & the Bike: A Closed Kinetic Chain analysis of Cycling Overuse Injury

16:40Heinz LugoThe effects of varied terrain and bicycle fitting on aerobic power production: Test methodology
17:00
17:20

Thursday 2 July Afternoon

Auditorium Megaron
Session9Chairman: Paul Trégouët
13:30Doug BauerCycling & Osteoporosis: Who, what and why?
14:00Jeroen SwartAnalysis of intrinsic factors, performance, comfort & economy in relation to static & dynamic whole body kinematics
14:20Jason HyndRehabilitation of a tibial plateau fracture within an elite female mountainbiker. A case report.
14:40Wannes van HoofLow Back Pain in Cycling: does it matter how you sit?
15:00Coffee Break
Session10Chairman: Thorwald Veneberg
15:30TU Delft/VU AmsterdamChallenge the Impossible: The Succes Story of the VeloX Human Powered Bike
16:00Hedda GiorgiInternal Mechanical Power During Cycling Using Non-Circular Versus Circular Chainrings
16:20William BertucciEvaluation of comfort: Acceleration transmissibility of different road bikes
16:40David SundströmOptimal distribution of power output and braking for corners in road cycling
17:00

Poster Presentations

The posters will be presented in the coffee break area or lunch area.

Poster Presentations Wednesday 1 July

Marc-Daniel AhrendUniversity of Tuebingen
Prediction of Mountain Bike Race Performance in Female Cyclists
Marc-Daniel AhrendUniversity of Tuebingen
Lactate dynamics of mountain bikers in a laboratory performance diagnostic
Vitor Pereira CostaFederal University of Santa Catarina
Reliability and validity of PowerCal power distribution during cycling time trial
Charles DauweGhent UniversityAnalysis of Mean Maximal Power in cycling with a modified Critical Power model allowing for a non-constant Anaerobic Work Capacity
Tomasz GabrysAcademy Jan Dlugosz Czestochowa
Treadmill cycling trial in diagnostics endurance preparation of MTB cyclists before Olympic Games or World Championship.
Willem GosensFontys Sport HogeschoolReliability of Time –Trial versus Time-to-Exhaustion Cycle Tests in healthy untrained subjects.
Amos MeyersUniversity of Miami
Bicycle Shoe Insoles and Their Effect on Lateral Knee Movement, Leg Muscle Activation Patterns, and Performance in Experienced Cyclists
Theo OuvrardSports University of Besançon
Cyclo-cross Performance and Physiological/Psychological parameters
Yusuke TamuraChuo University
Estimation of Handgrip Position Based on Force Measurement During Steady Pedaling
Daniel TaylorUniversity of Lincoln
Effect of deceptively aggressive bike pacing on sprint-distance triathlon performance.

Poster Presentations Thursday 2 July

Marc-Daniel AhrendUniversity of Tuebingen
Prediction of Mountain Bike Race Performance in Female Cyclists
Marc-Daniel AhrendUniversity of Tuebingen
Lactate dynamics of mountain bikers in a laboratory performance diagnostic
Samuel AmorimPortuguese Cycling Federation
Assessment of Serum 25 (OH) Vitamin D Status in Elite Portuguese Cycling Athletes
Vitor Pereira CostaFederal University of Santa Catarina
Reliability and validity of PowerCal power distribution during cycling time trial
Charles DauweGhent UniversityAnalysis of Mean Maximal Power in cycling with a modified Critical Power model allowing for a non-constant Anaerobic Work Capacity
Tomasz GabrysAcademy Jan Dlugosz Czestochowa
Treadmill cycling trial in diagnostics endurance preparation of MTB cyclists before Olympic Games or World Championship.
Amos MeyersUniversity of Miami
Bicycle Shoe Insoles and Their Effect on Lateral Knee Movement, Leg Muscle Activation Patterns, and Performance in Experienced Cyclists
Theo OuvrardSports University of Besançon
Cyclo-cross Performance and Physiological/Psychological parameters
Yusuke TamuraChuo University
Estimation of Handgrip Position Based on Force Measurement During Steady Pedaling
Daniel TaylorUniversity of Lincoln
Effect of deceptively aggressive bike pacing on sprint-distance triathlon performance.

Special Presentation

Human Power Team will give a presentation around their world speed record realised with the Velox 3 bike.

WHPSCWHPSC
Photos courtesy Bas de Meijer

The VeloX 3 saw the return of a circular chainset and the introduction of rear-wheel drive with planetary second stage and radial-ply Michelin tyres, while keeping the monocoque structure and camera system. Ambition became reality in September 2013, when Sebastiaan Bowier reached a top speed of 133.78 km/h in the VeloX 3, setting a new world speed record for human powered vehicles and securing first place in WHPSC 2013. To this day, Bowier remains the fastest self-powered human being on earth!