04 May Technology in Cycling: how science is helping to improve performance in (elite) cycling
Thursday 28 april, a week before the Giro d’Italia’s kick off, TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute organised a symposium on the research being done in the field of cycling. The aim was to bring together scientific researchers and the industry. The event was not only relevant for those in the field of cycling, since research from one field can oftentimes help in progressing that of another.
Read more about the symposium in the media (articles are written in Dutch):
- ‘Sneller tijdrijden in de Ronde van Italië dankzij slimme fiets, Kennislink, 3 mei
- ‘In jacht op een roze trui schakelt Giant wetenschap in’, NOS Online, 29 april 2016
- ’Tijdrijden zaak van koelvest en waterijs’, Volkskrant, 29 april (paywall)
- ‘Sleutelen aan de optimale tijdrit’, Delta, 18 april (spread over fietsonderzoek bij de TU Delft)
Click on the name to open the presentation.
- C. (Kees) Maat, Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment)
- Tjerk Bakker,Product Designer, BBB Cycling
- Tim Kidd,New Business Development Manager, DSM Dyneema
- Teun van Erp, Scientific expert, Team Giant Alpecin
- ir. Arend L. Schwab, Delft University of Technology (Bicycle Dynamics Lab)
What the participants could expect from the symposium
- 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.