La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2013

12. November 2013 - 8 months and 12 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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Pua Mata Wins US Marathon National Championships on SRM

13. July 2013 - 1 year and 11 days ago

Monique Pua Mata (Team Cannondale Sho-Air) won the US Marathon National Championship title for the third consecutive year last weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho. Pue trains and races with the SRM MTB 2x10 PowerMeter and PowerControl 7. Her SRM file below is a testament to the strength and endurance demanded at the top of her field.  

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Alban Lakata Wins UCI European Marathon Championships

17. May 2013 - 1 year, 2 months and 7 days ago

Austrian mountain bike professional, Alban Lakata, took the win in Singen, Germany on May 12, 2013. The World Champion, and five time Austrian national champion, raced the marathon on the SRM Mountain Bike Training System. Lakata, known to many as The Albanator, share his SRM race file from the event which illustrates the awe inspiring power and endurance that elite mountain bikers deliver on course!   

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