Determinants of “optimal” cadence during cycling

Les Ansley, Patrick Cangley

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A review of the factors affecting cadence selection in order to optimise competitive cycling performance. Covers VO2, muscle fibre type, blood flow, perceived exertion, preferred cadence, biomechanics, muscle stress and cardiovascular system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-85
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal of Sport Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


  • pedalling
  • workload
  • experience
  • metabolic
  • muscular
  • efficiency

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