Gatorade unveil the G Series Pro Theatre for the Road Cycling Show on April 21 and 22. Headlined by Team Sky Riders, Team Sky and British Cycling performance and coaching staff and countless other world leading experts...
Gatorade today announced the G Series Pro Theatre for 2012, taking place at the Road Cycling Show, Sandown Park, April 21 and 22. The G Series Pro Theatre will see expert Q&A’s and seminars from guests including: Team Sky Riders; Alex Dowsett, Matthew Hayman and Christian Knees. Also attending are; Richard Davidson, a British Cycling Coach Educator and Professor of Exercise Physiology and Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition at Team Sky and British Cycling plus many more. (see list below of confirmed speakers, more to be added)
The theatre schedule designed in partnership with Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Cycling Active among other titles, and co hosted by Hannah Reynolds (Editor, Cycling Weekly and Cycle Fitness) is aimed at providing athletes and coaches a unique mix of presentations, Q&A forums and experiential activities to learn from some the best cycling experts in the world.
Alex Dowsett, Team Sky Rider, comments: “It’s awesome to be coming down to the Road Cycling show to speak at their G Series Pro Theatre. It is always great to chat with people who share the love of the sport. Me and the guys are looking forward to meeting and chatting with everybody.”
The Theatre schedule will include sessions on:
- Planning for Performance (under 30)
- Planning for Performance (over 30)
- Fuelling “ Hydration and Nutrition” for performance with Team Sky, British Cycling and Gatorade
- Fuelling the Injury debate – Physios vs Chiropracters vs alternative treatments (Reiki, etc)
- Going faster British Cycling and Team Sky style
- Training to power powerfully...How to get the most out of using power when training
- Yoga for Cyclists developing core and flexibility – practical active yoga sessions with leading instructors used to working with athletes
Hayley Stringfellow, Gatorade UK comments: “Gatorade are privileged and honoured to be able to pull together our resources and contacts to share the knowledge from experts and athletes at “The G Series Pro Theatre”, it is great to see others benefit from their advice, especially in such an important year for sport”.
David Townsend, of the Cycling Show commented: "The Gatorade G Series Pro Theatre is a fantastic addition to this years activities. The topics will be of great value to our audience and with a stellar line-up of speakers and experts I'm sure they will be delivered in an engaging and exciting way."
Expert presenters confirmed so far include:
- Alex Dowsett, Team Sky -Fresh off the back of one of the most assured neo-pro seasons in years, Alex Dowsett has fully established himself within the Team Sky ranks as he prepares for his second year with the team. Taking pride in his Essex roots, the 23-year-old has become a popular addition to the peloton and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the brightest prospects in the sport. Equally at home driving on the front of a lead-out train or alone on the time trial bike, Dowsett was part of a number of successful races including a two-stage haul at the Tour of California.
- Matthew Hayman, Team Sky - Mathew Hayman enjoyed arguably the strongest season of his career in 2011 as he combined stirring performances in the Classics with his road captain expertise. The undisputed highlight was the season-ending victory at Paris-Bourges, as the strong rouleur demonstrated the belief to not only attack, but hold on to take the bunch sprint in the pouring rain. That victory marked the first success for Hayman since the Commonwealth Games in 2006.
- Christian Knees, Team Sky - Joining up with team as a late arrival at the beginning of the 2011 season, German Christian Knees had a stellar season in Team Sky colours, using his experience to help a number of squads to victory. It was no coincidence the 30-year-old was involved in so much success, playing a key role in wins at Critérium du Dauphiné, Bayern-Rundfahrt and the Vattenfall Cyclassics. The powerful rouleur also did enough to secure a spot in the nine-man Tour de France line-up, taking in his sixth consecutive edition in the process.
- Prof.Richard Davison, British Cycling Coach Educator- Prof. Davison is an Emeritus Professor at Edinburgh Napier University and is the current Chair of the Cycling Science Steering Group of the World Commission of Science and Sport and former Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (2006-2008). He is also an editor of the Journal of Sports Sciences and an expert reviewer for the Journal of Sports Sciences, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, European Journal of Sport Sciences, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise the Welcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. Prof. Davison has spent over 20 years investigating the factors that influence cycling performance and the physiological responses to cycle ergometry publishing in excess of 50 scientific papers and book chapters.
In addition Prof Davison also tries to practice what he preaches as a competitive cyclist he has won 10 medals at Scottish Championships, including 6 gold medals. Richard also represented Scotland at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria as a cycling coach and he continues coach rider at all levels. He is very heavily involved as a tutor with the British Cycling and the UCI Coach Education Schemes helping to train the future generation of cycle coaches around the world. He is also a National Trainer for UK Anti-Doping.
- Hannah Reynolds, Editor, Cycling Weekly and Cycle Fitness
- Jack Maitland, TheTriathlonCoach.com, coach to Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee and award winning coach
- Matthew Evans, Gatorade Sports Science advisor
- Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition, British Cycling and Team Sky
Gatorade will also be running a coaching specific theatre on the Sunday at the show. The line up will feature world leaders in coaching performance within the sport. The series will be for limited numbers and open only to British Cycling accredited coaches.
The presence at the Road Cycling Show will be following on from the success of the Gatorade G Series Pro Theatre. Gatorade are commited to helping coaches and athletes to win from within themselves. Check back soon for more confirmed experts.