Special Presentations

 Special Presentations

mark greve

Competitive Cycling Injury Dynamics, Patterns and Interventions by Mark Greve

The lecture will cover the physical forces that come into play in cycling collisions and describe the injury patterns seen in most competitive cycling injuries. A review of common injury types as well as the more severe forms of injury including head and chest trauma. We will also look into ways to reduce injury using classic injury prevention theories adapted to competitive cycling.

Mark Greve MD FACEP is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown University, Division of Sports Medicine. In addition to working at a level one trauma center and sports clinic he works as a team and event physician. He is also Team Physician for Team Novo Nordisk.

The presentation is part of the cooperation between Science & Cycling and Medicine of Cycling

 Applying science within the Orica Greenedge Cycling team by Marc Quod

Details to follow

Standardising a WCC protocol for the Globalised testing of young athletes from developing nations by Alejandro Gonzalez-Tablas (UCI World Cycling Centre)

The presentation will give a short overview of the WCC, its relationship to the UCI , its mission and some facts and figures. How does the Talent ID program works and how it has been built. Training camps, satellite centres, NF contact, scouting missions etc.
Why WCC settled on the protocol and the connection with Wattbike. Why WCC has chosen this and other tools to monitor athlete development (affordable, robust, easy to use, worldwide).
A presentation of the WCC method of data collection and some references from all around the world. The relevance and unique importance of this data ( multi discipline, different ages and genders, different ethnic groups ) for TID and research into athlete development.
Going forward ?

Alejandro Gonzalez-Tablas is coach at the UCI-World Cycling Centre since 2012, holding a BSc in Sport Science. In charge of the testing procedures for the WCC Talent ID program and WCC Sport Director with the U23 and Junior squads during the season.


Max GlaskinSelling Science in Cycling to the Media – The terrible truth  by Max Glaskin

Max Glaskin communicates about cycling and science, as an author, journalist, broadcaster and public speaker. He makes presentations about cycling science at international science festivals and leads cycling science public rides. He writes for many cycling magazines and websites and has received awards for his contributions to science and technology magazines and national newspapers. He was among the first inductees to the Mountain Biking UK Hall of Fame for having co-founded and run for five years the country’s first national mountain bike organisation and national championships. He moderated the first international conference on the technology of cycling, Cyclitech 2015. He has a degree in archaeology, supervised excavations at Stonehenge Avenue and unearthed the oldest human remains in the Netherlands. He was among the first to mountain-bike over the Greater Himalaya, has presented a BBC TV series about the technology of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and, as a founding member of the Bicycle Ballet, danced for HM Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in Brighton, UK, tweets as @cyclingscience1 and can be emailed at max.glaskin@ntlworld.com