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SRM Indoor Trainer in Space Simulation Training

07. August 2013 - 3 years, 9 months and 20 days ago

Scientists from Bielefeld University’s Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) were studying how intelligent assistance systems can help astronauts to keep fit – both physically and mentally. However, tests were not limited to humans, the robots were subjects as well. The scientists were testing both their suitability and their durability. The experiment ended on Saturday (April 27). The experiments are conducted under the supervision of Professor Dr. Franz Kummert and Professor Dr. Britta Wrede. The eight test subjects spent 18 days living closely together in a sealed off area of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne. ‘Their living conditions were almost as cramped as those in a Space Shuttle,’ said Kummert. Distraction was provided by two robots, Flobi and Nao.  

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SRM Dealer Workshop in Germany

07. August 2013 - 3 years, 9 months and 20 days ago

SRM is excited to announce the upcoming European Dealer Workshop 2013. This November, SRM engineers and technicians will share detailed insights and current developments around the SRM Training System in a hands-on workshop at the SRM German Headquarters. Content -      Information on current developments in the SRM Training Systems (Technical Principles and Sales Promotion) -      Demonstration and assembly of a PowerMeter and a PowerControl (calibration, control software, etc.) -      Mounting PowerMeter and PowerControl in various frame and handlebar attachments, troubleshooting and resolution -      Implementation of performance diagnostic tests on the high-performance SRM ergometer (spiroergometry, lactate analysis, new Torque-analysis) and the resulting training recommendations -      Training planning and data analysis; Application and uses of the SRM software Venue: SRM Juelich (Germany) Language: German Date: 09./10.11.2013 (Sat. / Sun.) Contact person: Rudi Schoberer E-mail: rudi@srm.de More information and an application for the European Dealer Workshop can be found here as a PDF download. 

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Le Tour de France Stage 19

19. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 7 days ago

Stage 19 of the Tour de France, the "Queen Stage", featured five challenging mountain passes over 204.5km. Starting in Bourg d'Oisans at the bottom of Alpe-d'Huez and finishing in Le Grand Bornand. Movistar Team's Rui Costa conquered the terrain and wet conditions for his second mountain stage victory in the 100th Tour de France. Movistar's Nairo Quintana remained third in overall standings and Alejandro Valverde moved up to ninth position after the day's success. SRM race files from the stage are shared by Rui Costa, at approximately 67kg, and Alejandro Valverde, approximately 61kg.  

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Le Tour de France Stage 18

18. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 9 days ago

Stage 18 of the 100th Tour de France was a monumental day in cycling history. The 172.5km race began in Gap and finished on the mountain top, Alpe d'Huez. It was the 28th time the Tour de France has featured this notorious HC ascent, but the the first time ever that riders were challenged to climb the 13.8km, 8.1% grade, twice! After the first summit the course followed a technical descent back to the base and looped again up the 21 hairpin turns for a second time with a cool, stormy finish line waiting among the clouds. The unforgettable day was also marked by France earning their first stage victory of the Tour with Christophe Riblon of Ag2r La Mondiale. Riblon won the stage ahead of Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) and Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling) after attacking at the base of the second Alpe d'Huez climb.  SRM race files below include Cannondale Pro Cycling's Italian pro, Moreno Moser, who battled for third after taking the KoM on Alpe d'Huez 1 and leading the descent to round 2. The famous German powerhouse Jens Voigt, riding with RadioShack Leopard, also shared a race file from his day driving the breakaway. BMC Racing Team contributed SRM data from their UCI Road World Champion, Philippe Gilbert, for added perspective on the days performances.  

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Le Tour de France Stage 17

17. July 2013 - 3 years, 10 months and 10 days ago

Stage 17 in the Tour de France was a 32km Individual Time Trial set in the Alps. The start was on the shores of Lake Serre-Ponçon in Embrun featuring two long climbs with a challenging technical descent into Chorges. The stage winner, Christopher Froome, of Team Sky, completed the course in 51:33, followed by Alberto Contador nine seconds back. RadioShack Leopard's top finisher for today was Maxime Monfort in 12th followed by Andy Schleck, 15th. Maxime's SRM race file below illustrates the unique demands of a mountain TT and the superior level of fitness Pro Tour riders must achieve to finish the Tour de France.    

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