Posts tagged "elite"

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

Alex Skelton

Double success for Russian Snowboarders

Posted by Alex Skelton on Feb 15, 2013

A short snippet of good news today, you might remember that the Russian National Snowboarding team have been training hard on the Wattbike. The men and women who take part in the parallel slalom events have some serious lower body strength and it's no surprise that they regularly post the highest peak power scores on the Wattbike amongst team members.… Read full post

Ben Addison

Motorsport meets Wattbike - Part 2

Posted by Ben Addison on Feb 13, 2013

Andy Blow of the Porsche Human Performance centre and H2Pro Hydrate has sent a few more images from the 'Get Fit Race' event held a few weekends ago. We just had to share them. You might recognise one or two faces, including Formula 1 Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber. Motorsport meets Wattbike: Read all about the Get Race Fit event Data is… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Pro Ironman Triathlete Bethan Fowler looks forward to 2013

Posted by Tom Crampton on Feb 11, 2013

A new face to the Wattbike blog is Pro Ironman Triathlete, Bethan Fowler from Wales. Having recently been awarded her license to compete at Pro level for a second season, Bethan has been training hard on her Wattbike over the winter months. As an introduction to the Wattbike community we asked her to run through the basics of her training, she told… Read full post

Ben Addison

Wattbike used at Snowboard World Cup Series

Posted by Ben Addison on Dec 05, 2012

Today we have an update from Paul Pook who has been working with the Russian Alpine Snowboard Team, running a variety of testing sessions before the winter sports season starts in earnest. It's great to hear that Wattbike will be taken around Europe for the Snowboard World Cup Series! It’s been a great month for testing and training athletes… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike powers England Rugby League to victory

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 27, 2012

If you're a fan of rugby league you'll have spotted a couple of Wattbikes being used at the recent Autumn International Series by the England squad who went on to take a clean sweep of victories. The team uses Wattbike as an essential preparation tool prior to tournaments, where a number of key tests are performed to help understand players'… Read full post

Matt Moran

Images from UCI Track World Cup - Glasgow 2012

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 19, 2012

This weekend I took a trip up to Glasgow to watch the UCI Track World Cup at the brand new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. A fantastic facility with awesome views from around the track. On Friday I was lucky enough to be track centre and was up close to the riders both on track and during their warm-up/down (we even managed to spy on the Netherlands track… Read full post

Ben Addison

Olympic Champion Rower Sophie Hosking talks Wattbike

Posted by Ben Addison on Nov 02, 2012

We caught up with rowing Olympic Gold Medallist Sophie Hosking recently to find out how she would be using her Wattbike to help her train over the winter. Sophie took gold alongside Kat Copeland in the lightweight double sculls event at London 2012. We often hear about how heavy a rower's training schedule can be and Sophie confirmed that she uses… Read full post

Matt Moran

Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford on Top of the World

Posted by Matt Moran on Oct 23, 2012

Some fantastic news came in over the weekend from the other side of the world. Wattbike Ambassador Non Stanford was crowned 2012 ITU Under-23 World Champion in Auckland on Saturday in what were really tough conditions for the competitors. A fast swim left Non and many of the main contenders having to chase back on during the bike leg and as they entered… Read full post