Posts tagged "elite"

Matt Moran

Good Luck to Dean Downing in 2013 Tour Series

Posted by Matt Moran on May 14, 2013

Today marks the first round of the 2013 Tour Series in Kirkcaldy and we wanted to wish our very own Ambassador Dean Downing the best of luck over the next month with his new Madison-Genesis team. Eleven criterium races across the UK provides lots of thrills and we hope not too many spills. Expect the racing to be hard, fast and frenetic, the kind of… Read full post

Matt Moran

Non Stanford take Silver at ITU World Triathlon Series San Diego

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 22, 2013

Fantastic news from 'across the pond' as Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford takes the silver medal at ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego this past weekend. Non has been in great form in 2013 and it's clear that she's coming off the back of some very high-quality winter training. Non's sprint for second place in San Diego is testament… Read full post

Ben Addison

Sky Sports F1: The F1 Show

Posted by Ben Addison on Apr 15, 2013

A couple of weeks ago Sky Sports F1 channel showed a nice segment on GP2 driver James Calado going through a range of fitness tests at Porsche Human Performance centre at Silverstone. James was using a Wattbike in a heat chamber to discover how his body reacts to varying levels of exertion at differing temparature levels. Using this information James… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike at Adidas Cycling Kit Launch

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 10, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be at the launch of the new Adidas cycling kit range at the sportswear giant's headquarters in Stockport. There were a few special guests in attendance including British Cycling Performance Director and Team Sky head honcho Sir Dave Brailsford, double Olympic gold medallist from London 2012, Laura Trott… Read full post

Matt Moran

My whole life changed once i was getting proper sleep!

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 08, 2013

More today from Canadian track sprinter Monique Sullivan and this time it's less about training and more about, well...sleeping! Elite athletes often point out that in addition to the quality and quantity of training they are able to undertake as professional athletes, it's also the recovery that sets their training regime apart from amateur… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford wins Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup

Posted by Tom Crampton on Apr 08, 2013

Fantastic news from Portugal this past weekend as Non Stanford blitzed the field in the Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup. It's a great start to 2013 for Non, who took the ITU Under-23 World Title in Auckland at the end of 2012. Non finished 2:33 ahead of the rest of the field but, as always in triathlon, the story lies in the splits. Coming… Read full post

Matt Moran

6 Countries, 5 Days of Fierce Racing and 7 Special World Championship Medals

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 18, 2013

A few weeks ago, Andy Sparks of Performance United saw the culmination of many years of work come to fruition at the 2013 UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Andy works out of a fantastic training base on the Spanish island of Mallorca and has been using a Wattbike as part of his athletes' training for the last couple of years.… Read full post

Matt Moran

ShortList: Get Fit to Drive

Posted by Matt Moran on Mar 14, 2013

Loved seeing this three-page article in ShortList last week - the magazine sent a reporter to the Porsche Human Performance centre for their 'Get Race Fit' event earlier this year. Take a look at some fantastic images sent to us by Andy Blow at PHP, you can view them here and here. Testing drivers and riders from the likes of Formula 1 and MotoGP… Read full post

Tom Crampton

BBC One: RBS Six Nations Rugby - England v France

Posted by Tom Crampton on Mar 01, 2013

It's always fantastic to see Wattbikes being used by elite athletes and teams across the world and the England Rugby Union squad are no exception. The RFU use Wattbike for testing, training and as a warm-up tool during games - here you can see Wattbikes in the dressing room prior to the match, during which they are placed pitchside for substitutes… Read full post

Matt Moran

Sarah Hammer takes 2012/13 Omnium World Cup Title

Posted by Matt Moran on Feb 18, 2013

In a few days time the 2013 UCI Track World Championships take place in Minsk, Belarus and we've just received a timely update from coach Andy Sparks at Felt – Performance United Professional Cycling Team. His athletes, who all train on Wattbikes at his base in Mallorca, set record after record at the recent Mexico round of the UCI Track World… Read full post