STRAVA as an cycling anti - doping tool and STRAVA as an global cycling talent identification tool
Hi STRAVA users (best application in the world :-))
I have two ideas worth spreading.
First - statistical evaluation of longitudinal STRAVA cycling power data, like blood and steroid data of profesional athletes in Athlete's biological passports designed by WADA, could detect and reveal suspicious (=not the results of training and growth, but the consequence of use of prohibited substances or methods) increases in cycling power data of recreational and elite athletes.
Statistical evaluation of big data of anonimous cycling power data of global cycling comunity could reveal what is "normal" and what "abnormal" longitudinal cycling power progresion due to training and growing or aging. Longitudinal evaluation of cycling power could also detect disease or overtraining.
Second - statistical evaluation of longitudinal STRAVA cycling power data could reveal individuals with above average cycling power progression and in this way identify and inform global talents (new category beside PB and KOM also GT18 - global first hundret talent list under 18 years old...) to persue sport in which they could have a bright future. Do not let any talented kid be left behind...
What is your opinion?