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The Speed Record with SRM

19. November 2014 - 2 years and 8 months ago

The hunt for records has always fascinated people and is a driving force behind technological progress. The cycling world offers a variety of time and distance records, with the Hour Record most popular today. As the recent achievements by Jens Voigt and Matthias Brandle have shown, these performances are no longer conceivable without the use of power meters. Performance data provided by the SRM Training System has proven to be essential in training and preparation as well as during the official record attempt. With Gold Standard precision and scientifically proven accuracy, SRM has been the choice of all athletes with 'record setting' inspirations!  Most recently, the Velocipede team of University of Liverpool, has incorporated SRM in their research projects and are now benefiting from SRM's 30 years of knowledge and experience in power measurement application.  The ULV team consists of eight enthusiastic engineering students. In a two-year project they want one from a human-powered vehicle (Human Powered Vehicle, HPV) construct, with the current speed record may be surpassed flying over the 200 m. Currently, this record is the men at 133.78 km/h and for women at 121.81 km/h! There is an SRM Training System Science aboard the ARION 1, as this HPV is named. The data obtained by the SRM will help to advance and improve the performance of the vehicle. The next record attempt will be set up at the World Human Power Speed Challenge in September 2015 in Battle Mountain, United States. 

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Ironman World Championships

18. October 2014 - 2 years, 9 months and 1 day ago

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 - 2 years, 10 months and 9 days ago

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 - 2 years, 10 months and 12 days ago

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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Ötztaler Radmarathon 2014

03. September 2014 - 2 years, 10 months and 16 days ago

As in 2013, this year's awards for the fastest man and woman at the Ötztaler Radmarathon were presented by SRM: They each received an SRM Training System THM Clavicula compact. Roberto Cunico (Italy) won the men's race for the second time in a row and finished in 7:05.12.7. The fastest woman is Laila Orenos (Switzerland), who finished in 8:01.24.6. The 238 km course of the Ötztaler Radmarathon features 5,500 m (18,000') of climbing and is considered one of the hardest marathon races in the German speaking region. Congratulations, Roberto and Laila, enjoy your SRM Training System! Fotos © Thomas Futterknecht 

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