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And that’s because these age-induced declines invariably relate to your ‘maximum exercise capacity’ rather than your current fitness level.So, unless you’re already training at your absolute peak capacity and have already reached your maximum possible fitness level, which is unlikely, the chances are that with the right amount and types of training, you can steadily win back more cycling fitness than time conspires to take away from you.For cyclists who prefer Radio 2 to Radio 1, this raises a number of questions such as: “How much decline in performance can I expect as the years tick by?” and “What (if anything) can I do to keep the cranks spinning as fast as possible?Fascinatingly, however, peak aerobic power barely changed with age.

The mass of fast-twitch muscle fibres (needed to produce power during high-intensity exercise) is greatest during your 30s, where studies have shown a decline in power of three per cent per annum with one per cent per annum every year thereafter for both men and women.The bad news was that muscle soreness and perceived recovery changed significantly (for the worse) over the three days in the veteran group, but not in the young group.Italian rider Flavio Zappi wore the green jersey at the Giro d’Italia during his professional cycling career and at 50 years old is still putting the young guns to shame out on his local roads.These tests included a 10-second power test to measure peak anaerobic power, a longer 30-second test to measure anaerobic capacity, and an extended, incremental test to volitional fatigue to determine peak aerobic power.

As expected, there were significant declines in anaerobic performance with ageing; peak power declined at an average rate of 8.1 per cent per decade while anaerobic capacity declined at a very similar rate of 8.0 per cent per decade.Older cyclists also tend to be better at understanding their own responses to training, and adapting a training programme to suit their body rather than blindly following a ‘one size fits all’ approach.