Episode 6 - A successful riders perspective of Cycling Science


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In the last episode I discussed the translation of research with Dr Laurent Bannock and for this episode I wanted to explore what it is like for a successful rider and how science could guide their training.

The rider is Andy Bruce who I have known since he took up cycling in 2011. In this short time he has made fantastic progress so that in 2019 he managed to win one of those stripey jerseys that we would like to have by becoming the World Masters Points Race winner. I think as well as his progress I do marvel at how Andy manages to fit in all of his training around a busy job that involves a lot of international travel.

Anyhow as you see below his palmares speaks for itself ;

2019 Wins/Medals:

World Masters Points Race (M45-49) Championship - Gold

World Masters 3k IP (M45-49) Championship - Silver

British Masters 3k IP (M45-49) Championship - Gold

British Masters Road Race (M45-49) Championship - Silver

Scottish Veterans 3k IP Championship - Gold

Scottish Veterans Road Race Championship - Gold

Scottish Senior 4k Team Pursuit Championship - Gold

Scottish Senior Team Time Trial Championship - Gold

Scottish National Olympic Time Trial Team Championship - Gold

Previous Significant Podiums:

British Masters Circuit Race Championship - Silver (2017)

Scottish Veterans 3k IP Championship - (Gold in 2018, Silver in 2017)

Scottish Veterans Road Race Championship - (Gold in 2016, Silver in 2017)

Scottish Senior Circuit Race Championship - Bronze (2018)

So the podcast follows his journey to the present day trying to extract what leads to success at this level and the lessons that he has learned along the way.

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