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2009 | 10 | 2 | 91-95
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No Association Between Skinfold Thicknesses and Race Performance in Male Ultra-Endurance Cyclists in a 600 km Ultra-Cycling Marathon

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Purpose. In long-distance runners, an association between skinfold thicknesses and running performance has been demonstrated. Basic procedures. We investigated the relationship between skinfold thicknesses and race time in cyclists in an ultra-endurance cycling race. In 28 ultra-endurance cyclists at the ‘Swiss Cycling Marathon’ over 600 km, skinfold thickness at 8 sites was measured pre race. Single skinfold thicknesses, the sum of 8 skinfolds and percent body fat were correlated with total race time. Main findings. The cyclists finished within 1.596 (296) min riding at an average speed of 26.8 (5.7) km/h. There was no correlation between single skinfold thicknesses, the sum of 8 skinfold thicknesses and percent body fat with total race time. Conclusions. In male ultra-cyclists in a 600 km ultra-marathon, no correlation between skinfold thicknesses and race performance has been detected as demonstrated in long-distance runners.
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10
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2
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91-95
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1 - 12 - 2009
online
14 - 12 - 2009
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  • Gesundheitszentrum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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