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On performance analysis: Common sense, guided

Performance analysis in sport: The guidance of common sense With the Tour de France now disappearing in the rear-view mirror, I've been weighing up a post on the value of performance analysis as a predictive tool in sport, particularly given the criticism of our (Doc at the Veloclinic, Ammatti, Fred Grappe and Antoine Vayer) recent analysis of the Tour de France. Throughout the process, I encouraged the use of insight and circumspection when looking at performance metrics, but however strongly the message was emphasized that performance does not constitute proof of doping, there is always a convenient and 'lazy' way to dismiss it as 'pseudoscience' (which is the new "never failed a test" defence, incidentally). That particular stick (pseudoscience) has been wielded in the context of Pistorius, Armstrong, hydration, barefoot running, running technique and fatigue, but not p...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/07/on-performance-an...

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