Team Sky continues to train exclusively with Wahoo’s award winning KICKR Power Trainer
Atlanta, GA – December 16, 2014 –Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is pleased to announce continuation as official supplier of cycling trainers to Team Sky, winners of the 2012 and 2013 Tour de France.
Through this exclusive collaboration, Team Sky will be provided with KICKRs for use during the racing season, for pre-race warm up and post-race cool down, and each rider will be provided with an individual KICKR for “at home” training sessions. The KICKR provides the cutting edge technology and performance metrics that Team Sky relies on to monitor the condition of their athletes.
“We’re very pleased to have Wahoo on board for 2015,” said Carsten Jeppesen, Head of Technical Operations for Team Sky. “We feel the KICKR provides the best and most realistic feeling ride of any trainer on the market, and the customized power based workouts offer the perfect training sessions for our riders. The KICKR is a excellent piece of kit for us to use throughout the season, and before and after each race.”
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Team Sky,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “This collaboration further validates not only the KICKR but the entire Wahoo Fitness product line. Having athletes of this caliber on our products enables us access to valuable feedback as we continue to add additional features to our existing products and expand our entire product offering.”
Using Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ technology, the KICKR Power Trainer connects to a wide range of smartphones, tablets, and PCs, allowing full resistance control during your training session. While pedaling, users can increase or decrease resistance, structure interval workouts or even simulate real world bike courses all from their connected device. The KICKR’s built-in power meter delivers personalized power-based training. The wheel-off design and super flywheel have been engineered to produce an ultra-realistic road feel, equivalent to the inertia of an actual rider on the road. The KICKR retails for $1099.99 and is available in 10-speed and 11-speed (online only) configurations.
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