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Author(s) Wolf, S., Saupe, D.
Title Knowing your slope on the track: Getting the most out of GPS and power data
Abstract When cycling on hilly tracks, gravitational forces have a major influence on the cycling performance. For uphill tracks overcoming altitude differences can consume over 90% of the rider’s total power output [1]. Therefore, a good estimate of the slope is essential for simulating, predicting and optimizing the rider’s power output on a hilly course. In this work different methods to estimate slope profiles from recorded altitude, speed and power data were applied. The resulting slope profiles are compared with reference values gathered by differential GPS to quantify the error on the corresponding modelled power output.
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