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La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2013

12. November 2013 - 3 years, 2 months and 6 days ago

The SRM PowerMeter is an incredible tool for a coach and athlete to monitor the training and racing over time. It's consistent, it's accurate, it's reliable. But is life this way? Is any race that way? Nope. You actually have to deal with life and situations in races as they come up. The power tells the story of the race and helps us better to train specifically for the demands of the race, which hopefully can help the coach and athlete deal more successfully with "life" happens.  Pua Mata had an incredible year, both on and off the bike this year. Overcoming a broken leg in March, to winning 5 of her first 6 races back from that injury, adding another national championship to her list of accomplishments all led to her having one of her most successful years as a professional mountain bike racer. Capping the season off with another big win at this years's addition of La Ruta de los Conquistadores, I couldn't be more proud of her as an athlete and as a person.  Pre-Race: After a great win at the Pisgah MTB Stage race, Pua took some rest and before ramping back up in for the final training block, we had a few things to work around. Injury and sickness occur for everyone; and thankfully, it was nothing major, but the lead into La Ruta this year was far different than last year. As a coach, you can't hide that from the athlete when the athlete is the ONE DOING THE TRAINING, but we talked through that the engine was already built and did our best with what we had. A few solid sessions later, Pua was off to Costa Rica to connect with teammates Alex Grant and Manuel "Manny" Prado to recon the Jungle and get set for a week of racing.  

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Ironman World Championships 2013

01. November 2013 - 3 years, 2 months and 17 days ago

Belgian Frederik Van Lierde won the 2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship by putting on what Craig Alexander later referred to as “a clinic” of patience, pacing and tactics. Never at the front until the end, Van Lierde had a plan, executed it to perfection and walked away with his first World Championship title. His SRM power data shows he averaged 294 watts (4.1 w/kg) for the ride, but it’s how and when he put out those watts that mattered. Training Peaks analyzes his data to see how his bike set him up for victory. 

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Japan Cup 2013

25. October 2013 - 3 years, 2 months and 25 days ago

SRM sponsored team, Saxo-Tinkoff, finished the season with a fantastic result in the Japan Cup Road Race where Michael Rogers took matters in to his own hands and soloed his way to victory in heavy rain after 151.3 kilometers of riding. The mountainous course in Utsunomiya Forest was an excellent fit for the powerful Saxo-Tinkoff Aussie and when he first broke clear on the final lap not even a handful of chasing riders were able to catch him. -teamsaxotinkoff.com 

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BMC Racing Team Presentation

21. October 2013 - 3 years, 2 months and 29 days ago

The BMC Racing Team presented its 2014 rider roster and management team Friday at the new Velodrome Suisse, not far from BMC Switzerland's headquarters in Grenchen, Switzerland.  SRM was featured as a key sponsor and contributor to the team's success and the SRM Training System will continue to be a valuable tool for training and racing in 2014.  

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UCI Road World Championships: Elite Men Road Race

08. October 2013 - 3 years, 3 months and 11 days ago

Rui Costa claimed a historic rainbow jersey in Florence after one of the toughest World Championships in recent years. Movistar teammate, Alejandro Valverde, took bronze,  his fifth medal in the event - a highly successful result for the SRM sponsored Movistar Team. The SRM Race Files from Costa and Valverde are featured below. 

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