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Discriminant analysis of the speciality of elite cyclists

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Author(s): ANA B. PEINADO | PEDRO J. BENITO | VÍCTOR DÍAZ | CORAL GONZÁLEZ | AUGUSTO G. ZAPICO | MARÍA ÁLVAREZ | NICOLA MAFFULLI | FRANCISCO J. CALDERÓN

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 480;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS | CYCLING | SPECIALISTS | TRAINING

ABSTRACT
The different demands of competition coupled with the morphological and physiological characteristics of cyclists have led to the appearance of cycling specialities. The aims of this study were to determine the differences in the anthropometric and physiological features in road cyclists with different specialities, and to develop a multivariate model to classify these specialities and predict which speciality may be appropriate to a given cyclist. Twenty male, elite amateur cyclists were classified by their trainers as either flat terrain riders, hill climbers, or all-terrain riders. Anthropometric and cardiorespiratory studies were then undertaken. The results were analysed by MANOVA and two discriminant tests. Most differences between the speciality groups were of an anthropometric nature. The only cardiorespiratory variable that differed significantly (p
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