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Ironman Cozumel 2014

06. Dezember 2014 - vor 4 Jahren, 3 Monaten und 15 Tagen

On Sunday 30th November 2014, SRM sponsored triathlete Michi Weiss was crowned Ford Ironman Cozumel Champion for the second year running. His winning time of 08:12:16 set a new course record and contained the best bike split and second best run split of the day. Notable achievements indeed when you consider that this was his twelfth triathlon race in a 12 month racing period that included 4 full Ironman’s and 3 Ironman 70.3’s. In this article I want to describe the year-on-year (YOY) comparison between the Cozumel SRM power files in order to explain what it takes to put over 20 minutes into a class field of pro triathletes, and also look a little more closely into the files to gauge what, if anything, a long, hard year of training and racing has changed about the way that Michi races on the bike and how SRM power file analysis can be used to influence training and  get the best out of an athlete. 

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SRM an Bord bei der Jagd nach dem Geschwindigkeitsrekord

19. November 2014 - vor 4 Jahren, 4 Monaten und 2 Tagen

An Bord des ARION 1, so der Name dieses HPV befindet sich ein SRM Trainingssystem Wissenschaft. Die durch das SRM gewonnenen Daten sollen helfen im Vorfeld die Entwicklung des Fahrzeugs zu verbessern. Während des Rekords werden die Leistungswerte dem Athleten bei seiner Rekordfahrt helfen    Der neue Rekord soll bei der World Human Power Speed Challenge im September 2015 in Battle Mountain, USA aufgestellt werden.
 

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Ironman World Championships

18. Oktober 2014 - vor 4 Jahren, 5 Monaten und 3 Tagen

Ironman World Championships - Kailua-Kona, October 11th, 2014 On a day that many were calling the windiest and most difficult bike day in the last 15 years of the Ironman World Championship on the Big Island, Hawaii, SRM sponsored triathlete, Michael Weiss, posted a bike split of 04:33:35. In a stacked field that included all the best Ironman athletes on the planet, that was good enough for the 6th fastest time of the day and that even included a rear wheel puncture while riding at 60km/h just 15km into the ride which took Weiss approximately 5 minutes to repair without race support, damaged his speed/distance sensor and effectively killed his chances of catching the leading group right then and there. Thereafter Michael battled the swirling winds over the infamous lava fields entirely alone making for a long hard day in the saddle. Even so, he still managed an average of 294W (306W normalised power) for the duration and in so doing expended 4770 Kcals. 

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb

11. September 2014 - vor 4 Jahren, 6 Monaten und 10 Tagen

Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - Colorado Springs, CO This is the same course that the International Auto Hill climb has been using for 85 years. Cyclists negotiate over 154 turns and climb over 4,700 feet in 12 miles to reach the summit. The epic ascent combined with bone chilling temperatures, 40 mile per hour winds and a dense fog limiting visibility at the summit made this year’s event a true challenge to every rider! coscycling.com SRM athlete and Colorado Springs local pro, Kalan Beisel, shared his SRM data from the day's adventure. 

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La Vuelta a España Stage 13

08. September 2014 - vor 4 Jahren, 6 Monaten und 13 Tagen

Vuelta a España stage 13 was from Burgos to Cantabria. A hilly 187km route that included a thigh burning 24% incline for 700 m. The race featured an early breakaway of 11 riders taking off from the peloton to tackle the challenging course and was reduced to only five riders with 30km remaining. The last uncategorized climb saw again nearly twelve riders sprinting for the finish which included top contenders, Contador, Froome, and Valverde, but it was the Spanish climber, Daniel Navarro (Cofidis), who made the gutsy attack for the biggest win of his career to date. Cofidis became an SRM sponsored team this year in conjunction with the launch of the new FSA K-Force Light UCB (User Changeable Battery) PowerMeter. Read more about the partnership and SRM's latest PowerMeter technology HERE. 

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