TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute | Symposium: Technology in Cycling
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Symposium: Technology in Cycling

01 Jan Symposium: Technology in Cycling

How science is helping to improve performance in (elite) cycling

A week before the Giro d’Italia’s kick off, on Thursday the 28th of April,  TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute will organise a symposium on the research being done in the field of cycling. The aim is to bring together scientific researchers and the industry. Anyone interested is welcome to join an afternoon packed with interesting demos and presentations. The event is not only relevant for those in the field of cycling, since research from one field can oftentimes help in progressing that of another.   

Be assured of participation, register now via this link (the event is free of charge).

(most of the presentations will be held in Dutch)   

13:30 – 14:00: Welcome

14:00 – 14:10: Introduction by Daan Bregman & Anoek van Vlaardingen
TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute

14.10 – 14.30: Ir. Maarten Pelgrim
Innovation Manager, Koninklijke Gazelle 

14:30 – 14:50: Dr. C. (Kees) Maat
Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) 

14:50 – 15:10: Ir. Tjerk Bakker
Product Designer, BBB Cycling  

15:10 – 15:30 Break                          

15:30 – 15:50: Dr. Tim Kidd
New Business Development Manager, DSM Dyneema

15.50 – 16:10: Drs. Teun van Erp
Scientific expert, Team Giant Alpecin 

16:10 – 16:30: Dr.ir. Arend L. Schwab
Delft University of Technology (Bicycle Dynamics Lab)  

16:30 – 17:00: Questions and Closure

17.00 – 18:30: Drinks at the exposition floor  

What to expect:

  • The newest insights into the development of cycling research;
  • The added value of interdisciplinary collaboration between faculties and the collaboration with companies;
  • Meeting with the sports scientists of Delft University of Technology;
  • Discovering the opportunities for education and student projects;
  • Meeting with representatives of the cycling industry;
  • Exploring opportunities for future collaboration.


Date: Thursday 28 April
Time: Plenary programme 13:30-18:30 (incl. Drinks)
Location: TU Delft, Mekelweg 8-10, Delft
The symposium is public and free of charge.

Be assured of participation, register now via this link.