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Table 1 Experimental design for the 7-day (DO to D7) taper protocols. Time is expressed in minutes, and denoted in the table with an apostrophe ('); 20TT = simulated 20 km time trial performance ride.

From: Muscle oxygenation trends after tapering in trained cyclists

TAPER DO D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7
T30 (n = 5) 20TT Rest 60' 55' 50' 45' Rest 20TT
T50 (n = 5) 20TT Rest 45' 40' 35' 30' Rest 20TT
T80 (n = 5) 20TT Rest 30' 15' 10' 5' Rest 20TT