Cycling scientist looks to improve performance for amateur and world-class riders

Brock University photo – Brock Kinesiology Professor Stephen Cheung, pictured with son Jacob, is releasing his latest book, Cycling Science.

Brock University press release – A new book being launched by renowned Brock kinesiologist Stephen Cheung will soon have advice from the world’s top cycling experts available at your fingertips.

Cycling Science provides readers with an insider’s look at the sport, taking them from the training room and research lab and onto the competitive course.

The cutting-edge book provides insight into how the bike and body work together, environmental stressors — such as heat, air pollution and altitude — racing techniques, psychology and team building.

“It’s the most comprehensive cycling book to date, dealing with more issues than any other book on the market,” says Cheung, who is the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics. He is also a competitive athlete who is respected internationally for his research into the science behind cycling performance.

“For me, this is the culmination of more than 30 years of cycling passion.”

Cheung’s work in human physiology and performance has been used by major cycling companies like Garmin and Pearl iZUMi to improve their products. He is highly sought after by world champion cyclists for advice on how to improve performance.

“The comprehensive information in this book is presented in a way that is just as useful for the everyday cyclist, as it is for world champions,” says Cheung, who co-edited the book with Mikel Zabala, from the Movistar professional cycling team.

The follow-up to Cheung’s Cutting-Edge Cycling was developed with contributions from 43 top cycling scientists and coaches from around the world.

A book launch and signing happened Friday, June 30 following the Canada 150 party at Liberty! Bicycles in St. Catharies. Cheung spoke about his history as a sport scientist, his passion for cycling and the value the book provides to both amateur and competitive athletes.



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