The sports science behind the success of Team Sky Cycling will be revealed at London Sports Therapy meeting on 27th September at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Three members of the Team Sky Cycling support will be speaking at the conference: Dr Phil Riley, Nigel Mitchell and Shaun Stephens. Dr Phil Riley has worked with Team Sky Cycling over the last three seasons, alongside his medical duties as the England U20s doctor. He will talk about how small changes can make a big difference, in a talk titled Elite Performance Enhancement.
Shaun Stephens is Performance Coach at Team Sky. Since joining at the end of 2012, Stephens has worked alongside Head of Performance Tim Kerrison to devise and drive one of the most successful training programmes in the sport. He said: “At Team Sky we never rest on our laurels and we are constantly looking of ways to hone and improve our training to give our riders the best support we can give them.” He will speak on Coaching into the Future.
Nigel Mitchell is currently the head of nutrition British Cycling/TeamSky. Nigel has a clinical and sports career spanning almost 20 years, and his role involves leading and providing specialist nutritional service to British Cycling. A registered dietician Nigel has a special interest in critical weight management and supporting athletes to manage training stress. His talk is on the role of nutrition for Team Sky, titled Fuelling for Success.
The London Sports Therapy Meeting is sponsored by Physiopedia partner DJOGlobal and has been designed to offer therapists with a special interest in musculo-skeletal therapy and sports injuries, a comprehensive, stimulating and engaging programme of talks. Presentations will be delivered by a faculty that has been drawn from professional practice and academia from the world of sports surgery and physiotherapy.