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MTN-Qhubeka Makes History at Vuelta a España

26. August 2014 - vor 3 Jahren, 6 Monaten und 21 Tagen

SRM Training Data: Vuelta Espana Team Time Trial Jerez - Jacques Janse van Rensberg By Dr Carol Austin, Director Health and Performance Team MTN-Qhubeka Team MTN-Qhubeka announced the arrival of African cycling by achieving a respectable 12th place finish in the opening stage of the Vuelta Espana 2014. The team powered through the 12.6km flat team time trial (TTT) course in 14:42, finishing just 29 secs off the winning team Movistar.  "For our our grand tour debut we did a really good job." said Jacques Janse van Rensburg. "We started off at about 95% effort through the first technical cobbled section. As soon as we got onto the smooth tar it was "full gas" for every rider. We raced through the first half well, setting a solid time for the intermediate check. In the final 2km uphill drag we were on the limit, but we timed our effort really well finishing with six riders. Our director sportifs, Manel Lacambra and Jens Zemke did a great job in determining the team order and guiding us through the course. We didn't take risks in the corners as we were concerned about the slippery surface which had resulted in crashes of other teams during practice sessions. I was sitting behind our two sprinters, Kristian and Gerald who were tasked with accelerating the team up to speed.  I am really happy with the performance of the team and I am confident that we will perform well in the next 3 weeks." 

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge

22. August 2014 - vor 3 Jahren, 6 Monaten und 25 Tagen

The USA Pro Challenge rolled through Colorado Springs, home of SRM USA, in Stage 4 with a thrilling circuit through Garden of the Gods and over the infamous Ridge Road which hits grades of nearly 17 percent. The SRM sponsored teams continue to dominate in the Rocky Mountains with Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) leading the GC followed by Rafal Majka (Tinkoff Saxo). Cannondale Pro Cycling's Elia Viviani took the stage win while Jens Voigt delivered another epic 'pre-retirement' performance with Trek Factory Racing. SRM impressions from the visually astounding and physically demanding Stage 4, Colorado Springs 113km. 

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SRM's Tour de France Highlights

08. August 2014 - vor 3 Jahren, 7 Monaten und 11 Tagen

The 101st Tour de France was one of the most challenging and memorable cycling events in recent years. Twenty-two teams raced over 3,600 kilometers enduring wind, rain, hail, and heat as they conquered mountain passes and navigated technical terrain through peloton pandemonium. This year’s peloton showcased many new eye-catching updates; teams sported new kit colors, next generation frame designs, chic helmet shapes, and techie handlebar accessories for capturing “inside the race” video footage - but one dramatic theme remained unchanged: SRM powers the peloton! In a year when the power meter market grew considerably with more brands positioning themselves in professional cycling, SRM continues to be the choice of the world’s top riders, trainers, technical directors, and sports scientists. With nine WorldTour teams selecting SRM as their official PowerMeter and six additional teams racing with SRM, nearly 70% of this year’s pro peloton was pushing #SRMpower. 

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Tour de France 18. Etappe

25. Juli 2014 - vor 3 Jahren, 7 Monaten und 22 Tagen

Trek Factory Racing: Die letzte Bergetappe der diesjährigen Tour de France umfasste die beiden berühmten Anstiege nach Tourmalet und Hautacam, und das war die ultimative Gelegenheit vor dem 54 Kilometer langen Zeitfahren am Samstag die Platzierungen im Gesamtklassement zu bestimmen. Haimar Zubeldia und Fränk Schleck fuhren während der 18. Etappe meist mit der Gruppe des Gelben Trikots mit, bevor bei Hautacam alles auseinanderflog. Mit einem unschlagbaren Nibali an der Spitze entwickelte sich eine Schlacht um Platz zwei und drei: Thibault Pinot (FDJ) und Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R) in einer Vierergruppe, und Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), der fünf weitere Fahrer zog - inklusive Haimar - dicht dahinter.   Haimar fuhr knapp hinter Valverde auf den neunten Platz in der Etappe und verbesserte sich damit auf den 10. Platz im Gesamtklassement. Nach den brutalen Anstiegen der diesjährigen Tour war der letzte Anstieg perfekt für Trek Factory Racing: Haimar erreichte damit das Ziel unter die ersten 10 im Gesamtklassement zu kommen.   

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Tour de France 13. Etappe

21. Juli 2014 - vor 3 Jahren, 7 Monaten und 26 Tagen

18. Juli, 13. Etappe: Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse 197,5 km Tejay van Garderen (BMC) verbesserte sich am Freitag vom sechsten auf den fünften Paltz im Gesamtklassement. Er fuhr bei der ersten Bergetappe der Tour de France auf den sechsten Platz. SRM ist ein Sponsor des BMC Racing Teams, das uns Tejays SRM Daten der Etappe zur Verfügung stellte um die extrem hohen körperlichen Anforderungen an die Fahrer auf einer Tour de France Bergetappe zu veranschaulichen. (Text und Zitat vom BMC Racing Team Media Service) 

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