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Optimizing the breakaway position in cycle races using mathematical modelling

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In long-distance competitive cycling, efforts to mitigate the effects of air resistance can significantly reduce the energy expended by the cyclist. A common method to achieve such reductions is for the riders to cycle in one large group, known as the peloton. However, to win a race a cyclist must break away from the peloton, losing the advantage of drag reduction and riding solo to cross the finish line ahead of the other riders. If the rider breaks away too soon then fatigue effects due to ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12283-018-0270-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6882-7977
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Griffiths, IM
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Sports Engineering Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
297–310
Publication date:
2018-05-10
Acceptance date:
2018-04-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2687
ISSN:
1369-7072
Pubs id:
pubs:844817
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uri:d69766d4-6026-4fc0-af69-e3a0c657ad0f
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uuid:d69766d4-6026-4fc0-af69-e3a0c657ad0f
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pubs:844817

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