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Van Vleuten, Pidcock win world titles, no crisis for Team Wiggins: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 20, 2017

Pidcock wins junior world championship time trial; Annemiek van Vleuten wins women’s world individual time trial title; McQuaid rejects claims that Team Wiggins is in financial difficulties; Two-hour operation for Dolan after courageous world championship finish; Haga and Curvers extend with Team Sunweb; Hammer to retire from pro cycling and focus on coaching; UCI cuts team sizes for Grand Tours and other races; UHC announces preliminary roster, Thomas and Banks are new additions; New Australian criterium series announced; Beaumont shatters around the world cycling record; Volunteers wanted for Melbourne research study into salt loss in sweat; Video: world road race championships, under 23 men’s time trial; Video: world road race championships, junior women’s time trial; Video: It’s Just Like Riding a Bike; Video: Buy the Beastie.

Volunteers wanted for Melbourne research study into salt loss in sweat

by Shane Stokes

A study being carried out by Monash University in Notting Hill, Melbourne, is seeking cyclists, runners and triathletes to volunteer into the effects of diet on sweat during exercise.

The research, being carried out by the university’s Department of Nutrition & Dietetics Be Active Sleep & Eat (BASE) Facility, is seeking to determine if the amount of salt lost in sweat is related to how much salt is consumed. Amateur and elite-level competitors between 20-45 are invited to take part, with men being required to compete on four half days and women on two half days.

As part of the study participants will receive individual results from a VO2max test using the latest breath-by-breath system, body composition using Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (recently validated against DEXA in endurance athletes), an assessment of the amount of salt in your normal diet and measures of your sweat rate and sweat sodium losses.

The university states that such results normally cost approximately $350 to get done privately. For more information please contact Alan McCubbin: 0408 08 99 44, or via email at alan.mccubbin@monash.edu

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