Athletes training at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre will now also benefit from detailed data supplied by InfoCrank. Signing a four year deal with Verve, the WCC will now offer trainees the power measuring system for both on road and track racing.
The UCI WCC plays a key role in the competitive world of cycling, training some of the most successful athletes from around the world – with a focus on talented riders coming from traditionally non-cycling countries, to give them the proper foundation to reach their potential – an opportunity that they may not have had available to them through any other means. They teach them solid training skills, give them racing experience, while preparing them both mentally and physical for their future lives as professional cyclists.
Among the impressive list of graduates are Kenyan-native Chris Froome, two-time winner of the Tour de France, who became a British citizen in 2008, and Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot who made history by becoming the first black African to wear the coveted polka dot jersey in the Tour.
Frédéric Magné, Director of the UCI WCC commented “We know that it is critical to accurately measure power in our young riders. That is why we approached Verve with our partnership idea as they design and manufacture the amazing InfoCrank. They join other global companies committed to the youth of our sport and the achievement of lofty goals.”
Verve will supply InfoCranks over the next four years for all trainees at the UCI WCC, both on the road and the track over the next four years. They will also assist the cyclists and coaches to use tools associated with the InfoCrank, such as the Pedalling Analysis System.