British Olympic cyclists prep for race "Hot Pants"

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British Olympic cyclists prep for race "Hot Pants"

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:40 pm

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Members of the British Olympic cycling team will wear the ADIPOWER warming pants before the track bike events on Thursday of this week, including the men's and women's Team Sprint and Team Pursuit races. Great Britain track cyclists including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Laura Trott were each specially fitted for a pair, which they quickly nicknamed "hot pants."


Maybe the road team should have used them :)

Source: Gizmag

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Re: British Olympic cyclists prep for race "Hot Pants"

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Actually quite a brilliant idea that I can see taking off amongst athletes.

To be able to maintain the ideal muscle temperature after a warmup while waiting for your comp to start is going to be extremely advantages. It will also allow you to recover your breath and even rest a little if you do your warmup a little earlier without loosing the beneficial effects of the warmup.

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Re: British Olympic cyclists prep for race "Hot Pants"

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:07 am

Formula 1 technology, and in Moto GP.

Make me think whether they will also turn to pre-warming the tyres as well.

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