Track cycling: An analysis of the pacing strategies employed during the devil elimination race

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603510
Title:
Track cycling: An analysis of the pacing strategies employed during the devil elimination race
Authors:
Gill, Kevin; Worsfold, Paul R.; White, Christopher
Abstract:
This study aimed to provide a description of the pacing requirements of the track cycling Elimination race, and to identify effective pacing strategies to maximise overall Omnium medal opportunity. Six male, and six female elite competitive races were investigated using half-lap split times. Selected dependant variables were; mean speed and variation in speed. Spearman’s Rho correlations were used to test patterns between dependant variables and the final finishing position of riders. One-way ANOVAs were also applied to test for differences in dependant variables, between successful (top 6 finishers) and unsuccessful groups (7th-12th). Pacing patterns of the men's and women's races were complex, but followed an overall positive and variable pacing pattern, with men's race quarter speeds of 52.8km/h (±1.9), 52.1km/h (±2.1), 51.1km/h (±2.2), and 49.5km/h (±5.5). In general, differences in pacing strategy were not found to significantly influence the success of riders unless employed late in the race. Results are discussed for the application and the development of effective elimination race strategies and tactics.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Gill, K. S., White, C., & Worsfold, P. R. (2014). Track cycling: An analysis of the pacing strategies employed during the devil elimination race. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(1), 330-344.
Publisher:
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Journal:
International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport.
Publication Date:
1-Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603510
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwic/ujpa
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1474-8185
EISSN:
1474-8185
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorGill, Kevinen
dc.contributor.authorWorsfold, Paul R.en
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-22T15:58:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-22T15:58:43Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04-01en
dc.identifier.citationGill, K. S., White, C., & Worsfold, P. R. (2014). Track cycling: An analysis of the pacing strategies employed during the devil elimination race. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(1), 330-344.en
dc.identifier.issn1474-8185en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603510en
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to provide a description of the pacing requirements of the track cycling Elimination race, and to identify effective pacing strategies to maximise overall Omnium medal opportunity. Six male, and six female elite competitive races were investigated using half-lap split times. Selected dependant variables were; mean speed and variation in speed. Spearman’s Rho correlations were used to test patterns between dependant variables and the final finishing position of riders. One-way ANOVAs were also applied to test for differences in dependant variables, between successful (top 6 finishers) and unsuccessful groups (7th-12th). Pacing patterns of the men's and women's races were complex, but followed an overall positive and variable pacing pattern, with men's race quarter speeds of 52.8km/h (±1.9), 52.1km/h (±2.1), 51.1km/h (±2.2), and 49.5km/h (±5.5). In general, differences in pacing strategy were not found to significantly influence the success of riders unless employed late in the race. Results are discussed for the application and the development of effective elimination race strategies and tactics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwic/ujpaen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectElimination raceen
dc.subjectOmniumen
dc.subjectpacing strategiesen
dc.subjecttrack cyclingen
dc.titleTrack cycling: An analysis of the pacing strategies employed during the devil elimination raceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1474-8185en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport.en
dc.date.accepted2014-01-08-
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