TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN AND BIKEFITTING.COM JOIN FORCES TO ACHIEVE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Starting in October 2015, Team Giant-Alpecin riders will be in the optimal position on their bikes with technology and expertise from bikefitting.com.
Much like any professional cycling team, Team Giant-Alpecin is always looking to maximize the performance of its riders and this new partnership with bikefitting.com will allow just that. Using a highly technological data-driven approach to measurement and analysis developed in conjunction with Shimano, bikefitting.com will find the optimal position of Team Giant-Alpecin’s riders so they can ride faster for longer without problems. Ride as efficient as possible.
Tom Davids (Technical R&D Team Giant-Alpecin): “As a World Tour Team we focus constantly on innovation and performance improvement. A good position on the bike is one of the most important things for a good performance. We are really excited to be working with bikefitting.com. The cooperation with Bikefitting gives us the opportunity to work with the latest knowledge and technology to achieve performance improvement. Our initial fitting sessions have already shown the benefits. In particular our Chinese rider Cheng Ji was measured in Sittard earlier this year and, with the feedback and subsequent changes, we’ve already seen him make several improvements on the bike.”
Bikefitting.com has been developing state-of-the-art technologies which are used by their network of dealers. To make sure these products work at the highest industry standard bikefitting.com has developed a Research & Education Center in Sittard, The Netherlands.
Niels Boon, bikefitting.com biomechanical researcher working at the Research & Education Center: “We are very proud to be working with such a world-class team. We expect to learn a lot from our collaboration with one of the best teams in the World Tour. I expect this collaboration will be a real win-win: Team Giant-Alpecin will have access to our state-of-the-art tools and our bike fitting expertise and we can validate the functionality of our products at the highest level in the sport of cycling.”
In their preparation for the next season, Team Giant-Alpecin riders will be invited to the Research & Education Center for a complete bike fit and pedaling analysis. In addition bikefitting.com will provide fitting and analysis support ‘on the road’ at team meetings and training camps. Both parties look forward to see good results of a fruitful relationship.