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Sat 12 Nov 2005

CNA featured SEA Games Cyclists last night.

Category : cycling

Last night, the news Suria, CNA and Channel 8) carried a feature on SEA cyclists, hich I missed, shifting furniture around at the office.

CEO and Chef-de-Mission of the Team Singapore contingent for the 23rd SEA Games Mr Oon Jin Teik on cycling is quoted:

"Team Singapore athletes in the cycling sports have done very well in numerous competitions. The hard work of our mountain bike athletes paid off when they achieved high ranking at numerous international competitions this year. Besides clinching sixth placing at the Asian Championships, they have also been among the top 8 positions for many other international events. The road cyclists, too, have achieved high ranking when competing against Professional Teams, such as those at the first Tour of Siam.

The team is not carried away by their impressive results. In preparation for the SEA Games, athletes and coaches have been training hard and working hand-in-hand with Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) Sports Medicine & Sports Science (SMSS) division. In mirroring the best cycling programs in the world, athletes have actively engaged SSC's exercise physiologists to regularly monitor their training, competition performance and development, as well as utilise our strength and conditioning training and important recovery practices, including sports massage and sports nutrition.

To better understand the actual environment in The Philippines, the team has also used the latest Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to capture data for local training simulations that will familiarise the athletes with the actual competition terrain that will be encountered in The Philippines.

With such dedication from the team, we believe they would do well at the coming SEA Games."

According to Singapore Sports Council:

"A camera was mounted on the headgear of our cyclist to film the whole trail, together with other equipment mounted on the bike. The video was then matched with GPS data as well as another chart showing the altitude at each point of the trail, and all this was running simultaneously on his laptop screen so you can trace the amount of power-output required at every point along the route (according to the terrain).

This data is then used to tailor the load on the training bikes in our labs used for high-intensity training (apart from training outdoors) for our SEA Games cyclists, in which we can control/force the required power-output mirroring the actual trail in Cebu. This is very useful for our athletes' training as Singapore lacks training venues with similar terrains as in Cebu, so using such technology fills in for that gap."

Philippines, here we come!

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