The effect of ambient temperature on Gross-efficiency in cycling

F.J. Hettinga, J.J. de Koning, A. de Vrijer, R.C.I. Wust, H.A.M. Daanen, C. Foster

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    Abstract

    Time-trial performance deteriorates in the heat. This might potentially be the result of a temperature-induced decrease in gross-efficiency (GE). The effect of high ambient temperature on GE during cycling will be studied, with the intent of determining if a heat-induced change in GE could account for the performance decrements in time trial exercise found in literature. Ten well-trained male cyclists performed 20-min cycle ergometer exercise at 60% P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)465-471
    JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
    Volume101
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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