Lafayette, CO – Team Sky Pro Cycling has extended their agreement with TrainingPeaks to be their official supplier of training software for the 2012 season. Building upon a successful implementation in 2011, Team Sky will continue to collect and monitor heart rate and power from each rider’s training and racing for analysis in TrainingPeaks by team coaches and staff. In addition to analysis, TrainingPeaks is used to plan each rider’s training program based on the fitness trends presented in the software.
"TrainingPeaks has been invaluable for me as a coach with Team Sky,” says Bobby Julich, Team Sky Rider Coach. “TrainingPeaks is easy for our team members to use, and it gives me access to cutting edge metrics and charts which help me better analyze and plan. The system is infinitely more powerful as we enter the second year of data collection and analysis."
Building on a successful first year partnership, team members including Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins and 2011 Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish upload training and racing data from their SRM power meters directly to the TrainingPeaks.com training log. Team coaches, directors and medical staff then access and analyze the files from anywhere in the world for a multi-faceted team approach to monitoring and planning each athlete’s racing and training program.
"We are proud to have our products selected for a second year by Team Sky," says Dirk Friel, Co-Founder and TrainingPeaks Chief Evangelist. "Their choice confirms the importance of TrainingPeaks as a platform for using science and technology to produce world-class results in the sport of cycling.”
Throughout the 2012 cycling season, training and racing data from various Team Sky cyclists will be made available for public viewing and analysis on TrainingPeaks.com.
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 Team Sky
Team Sky is a British-based professional cycling team that competes in the UCI WorldTour. Their objective is to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes, to support competitive cycling in Great Britain, and create a winner of the Tour de France by 2013. In 2011 the team achieved 32 victories in high-profile races such as the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Critérium du Dauphiné, and amassed 103 podium places in the process.
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