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High-tech cycling


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item type
a book
author
Ed Burke
 
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publisher
Human Kinetics
year
2003

excerpt

The application of scientific principles to the sport of cycling continues to expand, so this new edition seeks to provide the most recent research covering cycling science, training, equipment, and physiology. This book is definitely not for the casual cyclist. The editor was a preeminent author of cycling literature, a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and also worked with the 1980, 1984, and 1996 U.S. Olympic cycling teams. Contributors represent a variety of international specialists in the field of cycling. Chapters are filled with charts, diagrams, and photographs. Almost all chapters end with a section entitled "Directions for Future Research" and a lengthy list of references. The only negative about this work is the index; it could have been much more comprehensive, but otherwise the book is very well written and should serve its purpose. The application of scientific principles to the sport of cycling continues to expand, so this new edition seeks to provide the most recent research covering cycling science, training, equipment, and physiology. This book is definitely not for the casual cyclist. The editor was a preeminent author of cycling literature, a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and also worked with the 1980, 1984, and 1996 U.S. Olympic cycling teams. Contributors represent a variety of international specialists in the field of cycling. Chapters are filled with charts, diagrams, and photographs. Almost all chapters end with a section entitled "Directions for Future Research" and a lengthy list of references. The only negative about this work is the index; it could have been much more comprehensive, but otherwise the book is very well written and should serve its specific audience quite well. Recommended for academic libraries or professional cycling collections.

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