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SRM: "Official Supporter" of l'Étape du Tour

19. June 2014 - 2 years, 11 months and 9 days ago

SRM Training Systems has partnered with the l’Etape du Tour as a Supporter Officiel. L’Etape du Tour was created over 20 years ago as an event to allow thousands of passionate amateur cyclists to experience the Tour de France. Over 13,000 participants from all over the world will gather in the Pyrenees to ride one stage of the most renowned bicycle race in history just four days before the Pro Peloton races through. As a Supporter Officiel, SRM will open a booth in the l’Etape du Tour Expo Village at Philippe Tissié stadium of Pau, Friday 18th and Saturday July 19th. The village is free and open to the public with more than 25,000 visitors expected. New SRM products will be featured with company representatives on-site to offer product demonstrations and provide information and updates on SRM power. There will also be six demo race bikes equipped with SRM available for public test rides.   

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2nd Annual World Congress of Cycling Science

13. June 2014 - 2 years, 11 months and 15 days ago

Are Tour de France champions born or made? Should cyclists strength train? How can pain become gain? What are the real benefits of contemporary sports nutrition? And – bottom line – can sports science help make race winners?  These are a few of the questions that a gathering of world leading sports scientists, coaches and medical practitioners aim to address at the UCI-endorsed 2nd World Congress of Cycling Science at the Rose Bowl in Leeds from Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd of July, just days before the city hosts the Grand Depart of the Tour de France (Saturday 5th July).  

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Tour of Luxembourg

09. June 2014 - 2 years, 11 months and 19 days ago

SRM sponsored triathlete and Luxembourg resident, Dirk Bockel, was invited to join the Tour of Luxembourg's prologue on June 4th, a 2.55km course featuring a fast descent, sharp corners, and a killer cobbled climb. The Ironman Champion and Uplace-BMC Triathlon Team member completed a training block at the SRM Italia Headquarters leading up to the Luxembourg event with a primary focus on Challenge Roth, July 20th. Dirk provided his SRM race file from the Prologue and races at 189cm with approximately 76kg. 

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Giro d'Italia Stage 15

01. June 2014 - 2 years, 11 months and 27 days ago

Giro d'Italia's Stage 15 was a mountaintop finish following 225km from Valdengo to Montecampione. Astana's young Sardinian pro, Fabio Aru, came to the base of the day’s final and only climb – nearly 20km up to Montecampione – in the group of leaders – and as other teams began to attack, waited patiently, pedaling coolly and efficiently as the others spent their energy. -Astana Pro Team "Fabio Aru could hardly have picked a better moment to clinch the first victory of his professional career. The 23-year-old Astana rider gave a majestic performance on the iconic climb up to Plan de Montecampione, producing a series of accelerations that left him left him 21 seconds clear." cyclingnews 

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Ironman 70.3 Austria

30. May 2014 - 2 years, 11 months and 29 days ago

Another race and another great result by SRM sponsored athlete Michael Weiss taking the podium at his home race in St.Polten, Austria. His overall time was 3:53:45 which included the fastest bike/run combination of the day for his 4th consecutive race. Eneko Llanos and Marino Vanhoenacker took the two top spots respectively. Great weather, which went from a warm and pleasant 18C at dawn to 25C by the time many of the age group ranks were coming home, combined with superb race day organisation and an electric atmosphere which the Austrians seem so good at creating, resulted in a super day for all. Congratulations to everyone involved. In this article, as always, I want to look at Michi’s numbers from the bike leg [His numbers were metronomically similar to his IM 70.3 St.George performance 3 weeks ago to within a handful watts although slightly higher during short efforts which is a sign that frequent racing is still sharpening his form rather than turning into fatigue]. But also, because one of my best age group coached athletes, Dubai-based Ian Le Pelley, was taking part in the race and whose physiology I know as intimately as Michi’s, I thought that comparing the power files between one of the best athletes in the world and one of the best age group athletes in Dubai could be an interesting insight for many readers. I should also point out that this was only Ian’s second 70.3 race ever and his first for three years yet he still managed to come 11th while posting the second fastest swim and bike splits in his age group. Not bad for a man with a full time career and young family! Impossible is, as we say, nothing. Let’s take a look at what these two incredible athletes are doing that the rest of us can learn from: 

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