Conference Program

This is a preliminary program under construction and not complete, some titles and times might change and new talks are added coming months

Day 1 – Wednesday June 26

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9:00am – 9:15am

Auditorium

Welcome & Opening

 

Sport Councillor Florence
Delegate for sport Metropolitan City of Florence

Pro Rector of University of Florence;
Prof. Francesco Annunziato; Director of Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of University of Florence
Prof.ssa Betti Giusti; President of the School of Human Health of University of Florence
Prof.ssa Mirca Marini; President of the Master’s Degree in Sciences and techniques of sport and preventive and adapted physical activities of University of Florence
Prof.ssa Alessandra Modesti; President of the Bachelor Degree in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Health of University of Florence

Welcome
Sport Councillor Florence
Delegate for sport Metropolitan City of Florence
Pro Rector of University of Florence;
Prof. Francesco Annunziato; Director of Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine of University of Florence;
Prof.ssa Betti Giusti; President of the School of Human Health of University of Florence
Prof.ssa Mirca Marini; President of the Master’s Degree in Sciences and techniques of sport and preventive and adapted physical activities of University of Florence
Prof.ssa Alessandra Modesti; President of the Bachelor Degree in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Health of University of Florence;

 

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09:15am – 10:45pm

Auditorium

Opening Session                                                              Chair: Maurizio Bertollo 

The female cyclist: are men really from Mars and women from Venus?

Lieselot Decroix – Women Pro Team FDJ Suez

Fatigue and cycling performance; exploring the effects of different kinds of fatigue

Samuele Marcora – University Bologna

Innovations in Altitude Training: Exploring Novel Approaches, Physiological Effects, and Performance Enhancement Strategies

Daniele Cardinale – Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences / Swedish Sports Confederation

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10:45 AM – 11:10 AM

Lounge

Coffee break                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

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11:10 AM – 12:30 AM

Auditorium

Session 1                                                              Chair: 

 

Cycling Under Pressure: Tips for Maintaining Mental Health and Performance”

Aaron Shaffer – Songbird Counseling

Stress-recovery balance and well-being in cycling: psychological tips for performance optimization.

Maurizio Bertollo – “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara

Investigating Anxiety in Highly Trained and Elite Cyclists

Carol Royle – University of Worcester

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11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Room 003

Session 2                                                              Chair:

 

Big Sprockets and Small-Pitch Chains: Advancements in Transmissions for Olympic Track Cycling

Robert Wragge-Morley – University of Bristol

Experimental determination of transmission performance: sensitivities to hardware design and test implementation

George Barnaby – University of Bristol

Effect of lubrication nature on chain drive efficiency

Rémi Aubert – Equipe Groupama – FDJ

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12:30 PM – 13:30 PM

Restaurant/Lounge

Lunch break

 

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12:30 PM – 13:30 PM

Lounge

Poster presentations

 

Overview Posters

Tai Jian Xian – National Cheng Kung University – Gender Differences in Cycling Cadence and Related, physiological responses for amateur cyclists

Omar Gatti – Bikeconomist – Epidemiological Analysis of Pain and Discomfort Among Italian Recreational Cyclists

Paola Paonessa – University Bologna – The relationship between body position and low back pain in amatorial cyclists: case series

Li Chou – National Taiwan Normal University – Comparison of indoor and outdoor riding ability

Liezl Viljoen – Stellenbosch University – The effect of menstrual cycle and fatigue on 20-min time trial performance

Emslie Robyn – Stellenbosch University – The impact of the menstrual cycle on power output during standardised submaximal training ride.

Yi-Lia Lin – National Taiwan University of Science & Technology – Development and validation of cycling self-efficacy scale

Yi Hsuan-Lin – National Cheng Kung University – Measuring the Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Effects of Jerseys in Road Riding Experiments

Yi-Lia Lin – National Taiwan University of Science & Technology – Gender Difference in Functional Threshold Power testing among triathletes: a comparative analysis

Bram Mennen – Maastricht University – Training volume and altitude training are associated with power output and race results; a longitudinal case study of an elite female cyclist

Stefano Amatori – eCampus University – Influence of Cadence and Road Gradient on Metabolic and Biomechanical Parameters during Submaximal Cycling: a Pilot 2×2 Factorial Study

Chia-Hsiang Chen – Nat Pingtung University of Science and Technology – Gender effect on lower limb kinematics during cycling

 

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13:30 PM – 15:30 PM

Auditorium

Session 3                                                                 Chair: Stephen Seiler

 

Durability

Jeroen Swart – Team UAE Emirates / University of Cape Town

Durability is associated with higher resistance to fatigue in elite vs recreational cyclists.

Romain Demay – University Rennes

Performing high-intensity training following prolonged exercise impacts durability-related adaptations

Gabriele Gallo – University of Genoa

Heart rate response times measured in the field as indicators for endurance performance in cycling

Arno Knobbe – University Leiden

Forum Discussion Durability

Jeroen Swart – Team UAE Emirates / University of Cape Town

John Wakefiel – Team BORA-hans grohe / Science to Sport

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14:00 PM – 15:00 PM

Room 003

Session 4                                                                        Chair: Borut Fonda

 

A new approach to pedalling technique analysis

Jon Iriberri – Custom4Us / Visma Lease a Bike

Pedaling Variability in Cycling: A Nonlinear Approach

Daniele Albano – University of Salerno

Sensitivity analysis of bicycle characteristics for pavement roughness monitoring by vibration data

Salvatore Cafiso – University of Catania

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15:0 PM – 15:50 PM

Lounge

Coffee break

 

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15:50 PM – 17:50 PM

Auditorium

Session 5                                                                          Chair:

 

Use of the bicycle as a method to improve the strength of the cyclist

David Barranco – European University Madrid

 

The effect of reducing work rate on total work done, and exercise tolerance, during severe intensity exercise.

Alex Welburn – Loughborough University

External and Internal Load Variations in Professional Male Cyclists during a 14-day Training Camp

Borja Martinez-Gonzalez – University Bologna

Are the first hours of the stages a determining 3 aspect in the cyclists’ performance? Analysis in a 4 Grand Tour race: Pro Team vs. World Tour teams

Aner Moreno – University Granada

Competitive demand and training characteristics of international level paracyclists

Bryan le Toquin – INSEP

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16:20 PM – 17:50 PM

Room 003

Session 6                                                                    Chair:

 

Thrifty reservoir

Giovanni Pieri

Exploring Basal Metabolism Insights from Pro Tour Cyclists

Manon Kerckhove – Ghent University

Ultrasound assessment of subcutaneous adipose fat in cyclists of different categories

Andrea Giorgi – VF Group-Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè Professional Cycling Team

The relationship between changes in Haemoglobin Mass and Plasma Volume on Cycling Performance

Daniel Green – Israel Premier Tech

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19:30 PM – 22:30 PM

DGI Byen Restaurant

Conference evening

 

Roof Terrace Bizkaia Aretoa

Location to be confirmed

19.30-22.30

 

Day 2 – Thursday June 27

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9:00am - 10:30am

Auditorium

Session 7 The UNO-X Experience Chair Iñigo San Millán

 

Building an integrated data Hub for professional cycling; status update

John Peters – Team UNO-X / Blue Cat Technical

The cost of cornering: Quantifying Individual variation in power demands and energetics during the many twists and turns of a cycling race

Thomas Lagoute – Team UNO-X / University of Agder

Nutritional demands calculations and data integration

James Moran – Team UNO-X / Marylebone Health

How professional cycling is changing the way we do Sport Science

Stephen Seiler – Team UNO-X / University of Agder

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9:00am - 10:50am

Room 003

Session 8                                                                        Chair: Omar Gatti

 

Biomechanical assessments and bike fitting in professional cycling

Borut Fonda

Impact of Different Biomechanical Models on Knee Kinematics and Bicycle Fit Recommendations

Erin MacCallister – Louisiana State University

Female Cycling Movement: how to construct biomechanical digital-twins

Stijn Verwulgen – University Antwerp

Machine learning models to predict kinetic variables in cycling

Andres Torres – University Quebec Trois-Rivières

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10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Lounge

Coffee break

 

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Auditorium

Session 9 Chair: Daniele Cardinale

The importance of mitochondrial function in cycling

Iñigo San Milán – University of Colorado/Atheltic Club de Bilbao/Team UAE Emirates

Post-exercise ketone supplementation improves endurance performance and mitochondrial adaptations during an 8-week endurance training intervention

Ruben Robberechts – KU Leuven

Preliminary data: The effect of creatine supplementation on power output, lactatae accumulation following 15-s-all-out sprint tests

Benedikt Meixner – Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

A Critical Analysis of the Maximal Rate of Lactate Accumulation and Estimated Maximal Lactate Steady State in Cycling

Mattice Sablain – Ghent University

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room 003

Session 10 Chair:

Prevention, rehabilitation and biomechanical aspects in case of FLIA (Flow Limited Iliac Artery) in high-level cyclists

Carlotta Fondriest – University of Pavia

The effect of infrared radiation emitting garments on oxygen uptake kinetics and oxygen cost during moderate intensity cycling

Jack Bond – Loughborough University

Estimation of Heart Rate Recovery from Field Rides

Lalit Poddar – University Konstanz

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12:30 PM – 13:40 PM

Restaurant/Lounge

Lunch break

 

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13:00 PM – 13:40 PM

Lounge

Poster presentations

 

Overview Posters

Tai Jian Xian – National Cheng Kung University – Gender Differences in Cycling Cadence and Related, physiological responses for amateur cyclists

Omar Gatti – Bikeconomist – Epidemiological Analysis of Pain and Discomfort Among Italian Recreational Cyclists

Paola Paonessa – University Bologna – The relationship between body position and low back pain in amatorial cyclists: case series

Li Chou – National Taiwan Normal University – Comparison of indoor and outdoor riding ability

Liezl Viljoen – Stellenbosch University – The effect of menstrual cycle and fatigue on 20-min time trial performance

Emslie Robyn – Stellenbosch University – The impact of the menstrual cycle on power output during standardised submaximal training ride.

Yi-Lia Lin – National Taiwan University of Science & Technology – Development and validation of cycling self-efficacy scale

Yi Hsuan-Lin – National Cheng Kung University – Measuring the Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Effects of Jerseys in Road Riding Experiments

Yi-Lia Lin – National Taiwan University of Science & Technology – Gender Difference in Functional Threshold Power testing among triathletes: a comparative analysis

Bram Mennen – Maastricht University – Training volume and altitude training are associated with power output and race results; a longitudinal case study of an elite female cyclist

Stefano Amatori – eCampus University – Influence of Cadence and Road Gradient on Metabolic and Biomechanical Parameters during Submaximal Cycling: a Pilot 2×2 Factorial Study

Chia-Hsiang Chen – Nat Pingtung University of Science and Technology – Gender effect on lower limb kinematics during cycling

 

 

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13:40 AM - 15:30 PM

Auditorium

Session 11                                                                      Chair:

 

Integrating Science and Practice: Insights from coaching the worlds best time trialists

Sebastian Weber – Inscyd

The influence of fatigue accumulation on neuromuscular activation patterns and synergies; a case study during a multistage mountain bike race

Robert Lamberts – University Stellenbosch

Developing training intelligence in interdisciplinary performance teams: perspectives from elite track cycling

Antony Stadnyk – University of Technology Sydney

Application of an innovative W' model in practice: optimizing the pacing strategy in elite track cycling

Matthew van Dyck – Ghent University

Incorporating the maximal mean power profile in time trial simulations for more efficient optimal pacing strategy calculations

Andrea Zignoli – University of Trento

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13:40 AM - 15:30 PM

Room 003

Session 12                                                                        Chair: Jon Iriberri

 

Validation of Body Rocket on-bike wind-tunnel technology: Drag measurement accuracy and aerodynamic gains sensitivity

Eric DeGolier – Bodyrocket

Aerobars Position Effect: What is the Interaction Between Aerodynamic Drag and Power Production?

Sébastien Térol – University Toulouse

Artificial Intelligence in cycling – live positional tracking using on-bike aerodynamic sensors

Callum Barnes – University of Kent

Multi-sensor based Analysis of the Changeovers in Team Pursuit

Steven Verstockt – Ghent University

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15:30 PM – 15:50 PM

Lounge

Coffee break

 

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15:50 AM - 17:40 PM

Auditorium

Session 13                                                                          Chair: Samuele Marcora

 

Comparative Analysis of Effort Tolerance between National Level and Professional Road Cyclists: A Psychological Approach

Thibaud Pirlot – University Franche-Comté

Maximum Power Available: An important concept for prediction of task failure and improved estimation of training loads in cycling

Hikka Kontro – University of Calgary

Fatigue resistance in road cycling: does the intensity of the accumulated work impact power output ?

Yann Bertron – Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale

The effect of low-intensity exercise duration on acute skeletal muscle signalling responses

Paddy Harrison – Loughborough University

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15:50 AM - 16:30 PM

Room 003

Session 14                                                                          Chair:

 

Understanding optimal cadence dynamics: a systematic analysis of the power-velocity relationship in track cyclists with increasing exercise intensity

Anna Katharina Dunst – Institute for Applied Training Science

Estimation of LT with dynamic transfer function models with commercial HR and power sensor data

Loes Stessens – KU Leuven

Validity of a commercial wearable sensor measuring respiratory frequency in cycling

Giuseppe Greco – University of Rome Foro Italico

A test design for measuring power uptake of bicycle bottom bracket bearing assemblies

Jens Buder – Chemnitz University of Technology

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19:00

Tour de France                                                                       Team presentation

 

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