Table 1. Demographic and training specific characteristics grouped by elite and amateur riders reporting an injury (mean ± SD).
Elites(n = 15) Amateurs(n = 41)
Age (yrs) 32.47 ± 12.12 40.7 ± 7.6*
MTB experience (yrs) 15.73 ± 6.78 15.29 ± 8.89
Mean hrs of TR/week 12.57 ± 3.86* 8.24 ± 3.97
N races/yr 22.6 ± 12.9 3.68 ± 4.23
Exposure time hrs/yr 743.86 ± 238.12 443.10 ± 214.13
hrs = hours, MTB = mountain biking, n = number, TR = training, significant difference between elites and amateurs at p < 0.05*, p < 0.001†