Influence of the Thermal Environment on Work Rate and Physiological Strain during a UCI World Tour Multistage Cycling Race

Julien D. Periard, Mathew G. Wilson, Samuel T. Tebeck, James B. Gilmore, Jamie Stanley, Olivier Girard

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to characterize the thermal and cardiovascular strain of professional cyclists during the 2019 Tour Down Under and determine the associations between thermal indices and power output, and physiological strain. Methods: Gastrointestinal temperature (T-gi), heart rate (HR), and power output were recorded during the six stages (129-151.5 km) of the Tour Down Under in = 40.0 degrees C in three stages and >= 39.5 degrees C in 14%-33% of cyclists in five stages. Mean HR was 131-147 bpm (68%-77% of peak), with the highest mean recorded in stage 3 (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-45
Number of pages14
JournalMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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