Source: Loughborough University

Loughborough’s Crystal Lane wins silver on opening night

Loughborough University MSc graduate Crystal Lane powered to a superb cycling silver medal on the opening night of action at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The Sports Nutrition MSc graduate was competing in the 3000m individual pursuit inside the Rio Velodrome, having only been added to the ParalympicsGB team two weeks ago. The cyclist made

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Source: ParalympicGB

Dame Sarah Storey wins historic 12th Paralympic gold

Dame Sarah Storey wins C5 individual pursuit to claim record 12th Paralympic gold medal with teammate Crystal Lane taking silver.  Dame Sarah Storey is Britain’s most successful British female Paralympian of all time after victory in the C5 3000m individual pursuit. Dame Storey, competing in her seventh Paralympic Games, caught teammate Crystal Lane after 1,375m to

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Chris Boardman talks acclimatisation

Former Olympic champion turned TV presenter Chris Boardman visited Loughborough University earlier this summer to test what effect the conditions in Rio de Janeiro will have on cyclists competing at the Olympic Games. Undertaking physiological tests in various environments allowed both Boardman and university academics to understand the factors that will cause the likely deterioration

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Source: David Powell

A day at the Velodrome!

Ever since first seeing cycling on the TV I have wanted to go to the Velodrome and yesterday I got my wish with a visit to the World Championships at Lee Valley. The first surprise was the air lock system at the door, to keep the stadium at a constant temperature.  The second that struck

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