Battling e-doping in virtual cycling 

Patrick Cavanaugh demonstrates a virtual cycling trainer.
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For virtual cycling to become an Olympic sport, its organizers must find a way to make the competition fair for all riders. 

That’s why Boilermakers like Patrick Cavanaugh are stepping up, battling e-doping in virtual cycling. 

Cavanaugh (BS aeronautical and astronautical engineering ’23) is a research engineer at Purdue’s Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center, which is collaborating with the International Olympic Committee and the International Cycling Union to level the competitive playing field.

Learn about the issues the Purdue researchers face in helping virtual cycling become an Olympic sport, as well as how Cavanaugh believes their work will allow competitors in other sports to better understand how to integrate digital technologies into their training routine.