Posts tagged "elite"

Matt Moran

‘It’s worse than playing games most of the time’

Posted by Matt Moran on May 22, 2013

The words of Wigan Warriors Club Captain Sean O'Loughlin when we asked him what he really thought about training on a Wattbike. It was a tongue in cheek remark but gives us an insight into how tough the players at Warriors find training on a Wattbike. We visited the Super League club a few weeks ago and spoke to both Sean and Director of Performance,… Read full post

Tom Crampton

Deano Says: Opening Week of Tour Series

Posted by Tom Crampton on May 20, 2013

We had Madison-Genesis pro rider Dean Downing at Wattbike HQ a couple of weeks ago for a photoshoot (keep an eye out in your favourite cycling magazines for the ads) and we couldn't help but notice how excited he was for the upcoming Tour Series. These twice-a-week city centre crit races are the bread and butter of Dean's season. With that in… Read full post

Ben Addison

British Sailing use Wattbike for Podium Squad fitness assessments

Posted by Ben Addison on May 16, 2013

The Sport Science Team at British Sailing are using the Wattbike to track key performance data for their Podium Squad in the run up to the regatta season. To the casual observer it may come as a surprise to learn that sailing is a physically demanding sport and that this differs from one discipline to the next. Paul Mullan, Head of Sport Science at… Read full post

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