Track cycling is a specific discipline of cycling that takes place on a velodrome. The bikes are fixed gear and have no brakes. At the Olympic Games track cycling is comprised of six medal events: Madison, Omnium, Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint, and Team Pursuit. Three of the events makeup the sprint discipline: Sprint, Team Sprint and Keirin.
For most private sector training facilities the summer months mean the return of college and pro athletes, high school athletes hopefully get an off-season and take time to train outside of their sport with knowledgeable performance coaches, and parents of middle school athletes are looking for every opportunity possible to get their young athletes moving and out of the house. This time period is a great opportunity for athletes to schedule intentful and purposeful training to help them move and perform better in their sport(s)
In collegiate sport, in-season student athletes can be competing 2-3 times per week which can quickly lead to an accumulation of physical stress. Because of this volume, Tyler and the performance team at Stanford were looking for a solution which would allow them to intelligently manage weight room loading through the tracking of bar velocity.