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Cape Town Cyclists needed for Research


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UCT’s Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

Available Spaces for Cyclists

We would like to monitor a group of well trained cyclists as they change their weekly training load


What type of subjects are we looking for?

 30 injury free and healthy male cyclists between age 18 and 45

 Cyclists who are in the possession of functioning heart rate monitors

What will be required of you?

 Four VO2 max tests and four 40 km TT

 Keeping a daily log of all your training and complete an online questionnaire daily

 Sleeping 4 nights a week with a heart rate monitor on in order to measure heart rate variability

 Follow a strict training program for 8 weeks

 You MAY continue with your racing

What are the benefits?

 Full analysis of your performance tests

 An opportunity to monitor how you are adapting to your training

Who is conducting this research?

 UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

At the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Boundary Rd, Newlands

Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Science, University of Cape Town


Who should I contact?

 Ben Capostagno via email: Benoit.Capostagno@uct.ac.za or phone: 021 650 4572 or

082 562 8419

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