Cycling Performance Club: Dr. Teun van Erp - How do World Tour cyclists actually train and perform in races? - Part 1 of 2

Semi-Pro Cycling

28-05-2022 • 52 mins

In this two part series we chat with Dr. Teun van Erp, current data scientist with INEOS Grenadiers, about how World Tour cyclists train and perform during competitions. In our opinion, given Tuen’s extensive research and experience working with World Tour cyclists, he is one of the best people in the field to discuss this topic with.

In this episode we take aim at measures of training load in training and racing. One of the measures discussed is TSS - aka, the training stress score from TrainingPeaks. Tuen is better placed than probably anyone in performance cycling to talk about TSS as he’s spent a lot of time investigating TSS to understand its limitations across different scenarios. So join us on this journey to see how training load measures available to all of us are used at the highest level of the sport!

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Guest panelist:

Teun van Erp, Ph.D.

INEOS Grenadiers Staff Page



Twitter: @The_Teun

Episode References:

Relationship Between Various Training-Load Measures in Elite Cyclists During Training, Road Races, and Time Trials

The Influence of Exercise Intensity on the Association Between Kilojoules Spent and Various Training Loads in Professional Cycling


Jason Boynton, Ph.D.

Cyrus Monk

Producer & co-host:

Damian Ruse