Anthropometric Characteristics of Road Cyclists of Different Performance Levels

dc.contributor.authorSitko, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorCirer-Sastre, Rafel
dc.contributor.authorGaratachea, Nuria
dc.contributor.authorLópez Laval, Isaac
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-17T13:08:43Z
dc.date.available2023-01-17T13:08:43Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractRoad cycling is an endurance sport characterized by several anthropometric performance factors, such as reduced body mass and body fat percentage. As the power to weight ratio is considered one of the most important markers of performance in this sport discipline, it is speculated that anthropometric factors could relate to the physiological parameters found in road cyclists of different performance levels. The current study aimed to describe the anthropometric differences across road cyclists of different performance levels and to assess whether anthropometric values could relate to physiological markers that are commonly used to classify road cyclists, according to their performance level. We classified 46 cyclists as recreationally trained, trained, well trained and professional, according to their VO2max, and performed graded exercise tests and complete anthropometric assessments. The results showed that there were no significant anthropometric differences between trained, well trained and professional cyclists, with only recreationally trained cyclists exhibiting larger perimeters and skinfolds than professional cyclists. Further, although physiological performance, such as VO2max and respiratory compensation point, correlated negatively with several skinfolds and perimeters, these correlations remained restrained and did not distinguish between cyclists of different specialties.ca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/app13010224
dc.identifier.issn2076-3417
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/85275
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherMDPIca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.3390/app13010224ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Sciences, 2023, vol. 13, núm. 1, 224ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Sitko et al., 2023ca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectRoad cyclingca_ES
dc.subjectAnthropometricca_ES
dc.subjectBody massca_ES
dc.subjectPerformanceca_ES
dc.subjectVO2maxca_ES
dc.titleAnthropometric Characteristics of Road Cyclists of Different Performance Levelsca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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