GreenEDGE Selects TrainingPeaks as Official Training Software for First Year in WorldTour

TrainingPeaks will power detailed analysis and performance monitoring for newest addition to the UCI WorldTour roster, GreenEDGE

Lafayette, CO - Australian professional cycling team GreenEDGE has selected TrainingPeaks to be their official supplier of training software for their first year in the 2012 UCI WorldTour. GreenEDGE will collect heart rate and power data from each team rider’s training and racing for analysis and monitoring on the TrainingPeaks platform by team coaches and staff. TrainingPeaks will also be used as a tool for riders to receive planned meals and training programs from GreenEDGE coaches, and provide feedback on workouts to team coordinators.

“GreenEDGE Cycling will utilise TrainingPeaks software to improve our understanding of each individual athlete’s performance capabilities, and then use that information to improve the athlete's limiters, as well as help us make roster decisions” says Marc Quod, GreenEDGE team physiologist.

On the TrainingPeaks side, co-founder and Chief Evangelist Dirk Friel is very excited about the new partnership. "GreenEDGE has proven with their recent overall win in the Tour Down Under that they are a team to watch in the 2012 UCI WorldTour. We’re honored they’ve chosen TrainingPeaks to give them cutting-edge insight on their riders’ performance, fitness, and trends as they prepare themselves to explode onto the world stage.”

GreenEDGE is now the third ProTour cycling team to officially partner with TrainingPeaks, including British Team Sky and Denmark’s Team Saxo Bank.

GreenEDGE recently earned its first WorldTour victory when team rider Simon Gerrans nabbed the ochre leader’s jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia in January. Other prominent GreenEDGE riders include Stuart O’Grady, Allan Davis, Luke Durbridge, and Cameron Meyer. Throughout the 2012 cycling season, training and racing data from various GreenEDGE cyclists will be made available for public viewing on TrainingPeaks.com, with professional analysis provided by TrainingPeaks.

About TrainingPeaks

Founded in 1999 by athletes and coaches TrainingPeaks is the leading brand of endurance training software. TrainingPeaks’ suite of products include the world’s premier web based fitness training log TrainingPeaks.com accessed online and through iOS and Android applications; PC desktop analysis software, WKO+; and a family of GPS activity tracking apps for iPhones including Run Tracker Pro, Cycle Tracker Pro and Walk Tracker Pro.

TrainingPeaks customers in more than 120 countries include endurance coaches, triathletes, cyclists, runners and swimmers from beginner to elite athletes. More than 90 hardware devices including Garmin, Timex, SRM, Quarq, CycleOps and Polar as well as mobile applications such as Active Forecast, Digifit, and Distance Meter are compatible with TrainingPeaks.

TrainingPeaks products are developed and owned by Peaksware, LLC and together provide co-branded solutions to manufacturers such as Timex; events such as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series; and publishers including Runner’s World, Triathlete and Outside Magazine.

More information can be found at www.TrainingPeaks.com and blog.trainingpeaks.com


About GreenEDGE

GreenEDGE is the first ever Australian professional cycling team to compete in the UCI WorldTour. Formed in January 2011 in Adelaide, SA, Australia, the team is comprised of 30 riders, 17 of which are Australian. GreenEDGE was accepted to the 2012 and 2013 UCI WorldTour seasons in December 2011. Find out more at the team’s website, www.greenedgecycling.com, or check out their Facebook page.


TrainingPeaks Media Contact:
Dave Criswell, Marketing Director
(303) 408-9767
dave@trainingpeaks.com

GreenEDGE Media Contact:
Brian Nygaard, Communications Director
Phone +393387204440
brian.nygaard@greenedgecycling.com