The aim of this thesis was to design, construct and validate a model to be used for
enhancing the performance of competitive cyclists in road time trials. Modelling can be an
effective tool for identifying methods to enhance performance in sports with a high
mechanical component such as cycling. The thesis questioned whether an effective road
cycling model could be built. Existing models were analysed and found to have insufficient
predictive accuracy to make them effective under general time trial conditions. It was
hypothesised that an effective and generalised model could be developed.
|Date of Award||May 2012|