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The Speed Record with SRM

19. November 2014 - 2 days 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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Pikes Peak Hill Climb

11. September 2014 - 2 months and 10 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 months and 13 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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MTN-Qhubeka Makes History at Vuelta a España

26. August 2014 - 2 months and 26 days ago

SRM Training Data: Vuelta Espana Team Time Trial Jerez - Jacques Janse van Rensberg By Dr Carol Austin, Director Health and Performance Team MTN-Qhubeka Team MTN-Qhubeka announced the arrival of African cycling by achieving a respectable 12th place finish in the opening stage of the Vuelta Espana 2014. The team powered through the 12.6km flat team time trial (TTT) course in 14:42, finishing just 29 secs off the winning team Movistar.  "For our our grand tour debut we did a really good job." said Jacques Janse van Rensburg. "We started off at about 95% effort through the first technical cobbled section. As soon as we got onto the smooth tar it was "full gas" for every rider. We raced through the first half well, setting a solid time for the intermediate check. In the final 2km uphill drag we were on the limit, but we timed our effort really well finishing with six riders. Our director sportifs, Manel Lacambra and Jens Zemke did a great job in determining the team order and guiding us through the course. We didn't take risks in the corners as we were concerned about the slippery surface which had resulted in crashes of other teams during practice sessions. I was sitting behind our two sprinters, Kristian and Gerald who were tasked with accelerating the team up to speed.  I am really happy with the performance of the team and I am confident that we will perform well in the next 3 weeks." 

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge

22. August 2014 - 2 months and 30 days ago

The USA Pro Challenge rolled through Colorado Springs, home of SRM USA, in Stage 4 with a thrilling circuit through Garden of the Gods and over the infamous Ridge Road which hits grades of nearly 17 percent. The SRM sponsored teams continue to dominate in the Rocky Mountains with Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) leading the GC followed by Rafal Majka (Tinkoff Saxo). Cannondale Pro Cycling's Elia Viviani took the stage win while Jens Voigt delivered another epic 'pre-retirement' performance with Trek Factory Racing. SRM impressions from the visually astounding and physically demanding Stage 4, Colorado Springs 113km. 

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