The World Tour Classic, a 220-kilometer run through the Basque hills, all came down to the last, steep climb where four riders emerged at the top of the 1.8-kilometer ascent with gradients exceeding 20 percent: Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Valverde (Movistar), Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) and Rodriguez (Katusha). Mollema, knowing he didn't stand a chance if it came to a sprint, caught the other three by surprise by launching an immediate attack with just over eight kilometers to go. [Trek-Segafredo]0 comments views
Stage 1 - Mont-Saint-Michel - Utah Beach / Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont (188km) Contributed by Vincent Villerius, Coach (Cofidis) Let’s have a look at the SRM file from the first stage of the Tour de France of promising young French sprinter, Christophe Laporte, normally Nacer Bouhanni’s leadout man in the Cofidis sprint train. After the late withdrawal of Bouhanni just 3 days before the Grand Départ, Laporte has become the sprinter of the team for the sprints in this year’s Tour de France. He took a great 6th place in the sprint behind world class sprinters as Cavendish, Kittel, Sagan and Greipel and missed out the white jersey for best young riders by just one place, with Edward Theuns finishing just in front of him.0 comments views
BMC Racing Team recently held their second winter training camp in Denia, Spain. The team’s European-based riders, including Greg Van Avermaet and Philippe Gilbert, were at the camp to continue to build their condition for the first races of the 2016 season whilst profiting from the consistently good weather. Team sports scientist and trainer David Bailey shared the data collected throughout the camp, including GPS tracking, from new PowerControl8 the team are using to monitor riders' training and performance.0 comments views
Q&A with trainer Josu Larrazabal: How TFR utilizes its SRM PowerMeters during a Grand Tour like the Vuelta Look closely at any of the Trek Factory Racing sleek red Trek bikes and you will see centered on each handlebar a red, square SRM headunit – a mini-computer dashboard so to speak – and eying each crankset you will notice each one fitted with an SRM Shimano 11-Speed PowerMeter. Power meters are not new to the world of cycling, training and racing with this technology has been around for roughly 20 years already, all thanks to its creator, SRM. The German engineered SRM (Schoberer Rad Messtechnik) was the first crank-based power meter and pioneers of the science behind power-based cycling. SRM first established in 1986, but due to its initial high cost did not make its way to the general cycling communality until mid-1990, and since then power-based training has exploded. Where once training and racing with power meters was seen only in the pro ranks, today it is the normal standard for most competitive cyclists, from amateurs to pros. Trek Factory Racing is continuing its partnership with SRM through 2016, and we wanted to know more about how Trek Factory Racing utilizes this cutting-edge technology, specifically in a grueling race like a three-week Grand Tour. A few days after the Vuelta finished we cornered director and trainer Josu Larrazabal to drill him with a few questions about the Vuelta, the SRM, and just what the heck the team does with all the data it collects.0 comments views
BMC Racing Team Repeats As World Champions
Richmond, Virginia - The BMC Racing Team led through every time check Sunday on the way to capturing its second straight UCI world team time trial championship. Powering its BMC timemachine TM01s through the streets of Richmond, Virginia, the BMC Racing Team averaged 54.969 kilometers an hour to best Etixx-Quick Step by 11.35 seconds. Members of the winning team were Rohan Dennis, Silvan Dillier, Stefan Küng, Daniel Oss, Taylor Phinney, Manuel Quinziato. SRM is the official power meter sponsor of the BMC Racing Team. The team trains and races with the SRM Shimano 9000 Training System.