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by Mark Zalewski
January 26, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Boonen wins with disc in San Juan; Name, dates, and host cities announced for inaugural Colorado Classic UCI stage race; Atapuma crashes hard in San Juan, loses consciousness; Van Aert camp responds to Twitter posts by Pauwels, van der Poel; Stephen Hyde calls for new US pro CX series; Possible British cyclocross World Cup event in the works; New Irish pro track team forming; CyclingTips podcast, Episode 23: Watts up with mechanical friction and chain lube?; London cyclists most affected by current high air pollution levels; Research study on ‘race weight’ seeking participants; Vuelta a San Juan, stage 2 – highlights; Documentary: Length of Sweden.
Researchers from the Australian Catholic University are currently seeking male racers (over 18 years old) to participate in a research project about ‘race weight’.
It will involve taking a short, online questionnaire designed to examine the thoughts, feelings and practices of the peloton when trying to reach a certain bodyweight to improve their performance.
This project comes off the back of a similar study completed in female racers, which found some telling results, including the most common weight-loss technique as reduced energy intake.
If you are interested in participating or learning more, please head over to their site to fill out a survey.