World Congress of Cycling Science


The Science of Cycling Performance 2014 - come and meet the experts

7-9pm on Thursday 3 July 2014

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HB

Free Public Event: The Science Behind The Tour de France

7-9pm on Thursday 3rd July 2014
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HB
The Tour de France, the world’s greatest bike race, starts in Leeds on July 5th. In advance of the Grand Depart, enjoy an evening with a panel of a rider, a coach, and a scientist from top Pro Tour cycling teams joined by some of the UK’s leading sports researchers.

Come along and take part in an interactive and demonstration-packed evening on the science behind the Tour de France.

  • Hear the experts
  • Watch demonstrations
  • Ask questions

University of Kent cycling scientist Professor Louis Passfield chairs an evening of discussion and debate on the science behind the Tour de France. The evening’s panelists include:

  • Former Giro d’Italia and Tour de France rider Marco Pinotti.
  • Dr. Mikel Zabala, sport scientist for the Movistar Professional Cycling Team, and recent Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana.
  • Coach and former professional cyclist Dirk Friel from TraningPeaks. 
  • World expert in sports genetics Professor Yannis Pitsiladis from the University of Brighton.
  • Dr. Simon Choppin research fellow from Sheffield Hallam University a specialist in camera vision, high-speed video and data modelling.

 Are the best cyclists born that way, how do they train, what is done to make the best even faster? Come along to put your questions to the experts about elite cycling performance and take part in a demonstration-packed, interactive evening.

Doors open at 6pm for drinks and an opportunity to view the Event Exhibition and interact with exhibitors
CranleaCyclus2HaB DirectHuman Kinetics, Powerbar, PowerbreatheSRM.

This event is supported by the BBSRC and sponsored by British Cycling, and TrainingPeaks who will also be providing a one-hour Q&A session at the Rose Bowl for their software users from 6-7pm

Tickets to this event are free, but must be booked in advance here.



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Last Updated: 27/06/2014