The Institute of Sports Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) launched this week, with the support of Formation Continue UNIL-EPFL, the first edition of the Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in Cycling Coaching at the World Cycling Center in Aigle (Switzerland).
This new program offers 15 days of face-to-face and online training in English to experienced cycling coaches from all over the world. The aim of the training is to strengthen their knowledge and skills in fields as varied as physical preparation, biomechanics, nutrition, anti-doping prevention, the specificities of training women athletes, leadership and psychology, new technologies and data analysis. Some of the best speakers from around the world in each discipline follow one another throughout the course.
This innovative program, which is the result of close collaboration between an academic institution and an international sports federation, delights Raphaël Faiss, program manager at the Institute of Sports Sciences of the University of Lausanne: "The vocation of our Institute is to offer teaching and research content that is connected and useful to the reality on the ground. This program is therefore exemplary in this respect. »
For its part, the Union Cycliste Internationale is also very satisfied with the launch of this program: “This training course brings the concept of “Lausanne, Olympic capital” to life. We work with UNIL, a local actor, for a program that has an international impact, and also with Olympic Solidarity which provides support and allows access to training for coaches from all over the world, it's very stimulating.” says Esperanza Martin Santana, education and research project manager at the World Cycling Centre.
The first edition of this CAS in Cycling Coaching materializes the cooperation agreement which was signed in September 2021 by Frédéric Herman, Rector of UNIL, and David Lappartient, President of the UCI, in the fields of continuing education and research in cycling.