There has been a lot of chatting and debating about Thibaut Pinot compressed position, lower saddle during the Tour of the Alps. Changes in the training workload and preparation have had an impact on the saddle position for some pro-cyclists. It is important to remind that from a clinical point of view, lowering the saddle increase quadriceps activation and subsequentially pressure at the knee. Actually lowering the saddle increase the risk of patellofemoral knee pain. You can read more on this at Sella più bassa? Comanda la ricerca (disperata) di forza - bici.PRO
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Thanks to Massimo Iafisco for reporting this article to me.
Massimo Monticelli, osteopath intrigued by manual therapies with passion for cycling, biomechanics and bike fitting.