Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 20th, 2012) – SRM is thrilled to announce an all new event coverage project to be launched at the 99th Tour de France. SRM in Action, presented on www.SRM.de, will feature daily race files from SRM sponsored Pro-Tour teams as well as behind the scenes race photos, videos, and updates from inside the tour.
This year SRM, the industry leader in power measurement, sponsors twelve of the participating road teams. The SRM Training System was invented by SRM founder, Uli Schoberer, 26 years ago and has three major components. First, the SRM PowerMeter, a crank based power measurement device designed to quantify power output in watts. Second, the PowerControl cycling computer, mounted on the handlebar, displays and records real time power, cadence, speed, heart rate, altitude, distance, temperature, and kilojoules. Finally, SRMwin/mac software, designed to view and analyze data, is then used by athletes, coaches, sports physiologists, and trainers to devise and manage training and racing programs.
The primary purpose of SRM in Action at the Tour de France is to display SRM race data from each stage using a unique variety of riders with specialties in sprinting, climbing, classics, and time trial. The data will clearly and accurately humanize the physical demands of the world’s most renowned cycling event. Exclusive insights on power requirements, daily caloric demands, heart rate patterns, and race strategies will be shared by leading teams, including RadioShack Nissan Trek, Orica GreenEDGE, Liquigas Cannondale, and more.
For SRM, it is an honor and a privilege to work with cycling’s most talented athletes. We are excited to share this unique coverage with cycling enthusiasts worldwide and wish teams all the best in their quest for Tour de France greatness.
Look for SRM in Action Tour de France coverage at www.SRM.de and follow updates on Twitter (@SRMtraining) and Facebook throughout the event.
SRM, based in Jülich, Germany, with offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Lucca, Italy, invented the mobile bicycle PowerMeter in 1986. Founded on the principles of precision, innovation, durability and quality, SRM has set the Gold Standard within the power measurement industry. SRM is the principle training system for athletes who understand that power data is critical in developing fitness and race strategies. In triathlon SRM is an official sponsor of Faris Al-Sultan, Cameron Brown, Dirk Bockel, Maik Twelsiek, TJ Tollakson, Luke Bell, Manuel Huerta, Matt Chrabot, Matty Reed, Andreas and Michael Raelert, Greg and Laura Bennett,, Team Astana, Team Saxo Bank - Sungard, Team Liquigas Cannondale, Team Sky, BMC Racing Team, Team Lotto-Belisol, Team Lampre-ISD, Team MoviStar, Team Orica GreenEDGE and USA Cycling.