Ottawa, ON (October 19, 2018) – GebioMized has joined Cycling Canada’s family of performance partners with a commitment to provide biomechanical support and technologies to support Canada’s men’s track endurance program on the road to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Starting this year, a multidisciplinary team of specialists will be working with Cycling Canada’s team of experts to conduct a comprehensive analysis of stationary set ups, field aero testing and optimisation of contact points with the objective of improving athletes’ position and speed. For over ten years, gebioMized has been providing biomechanics solutions for cycling teams and individuals in road and track cycling and is the leading bike fit provider in the world.
“The staff from gebioMized are world leading experts in the bike fitting process, and provided us with a comprehensive bike fitting package,” said Jono Hailstone, Men’s Track Endurance Coach. “Using their proprietary pressure mapping technology, in conjunction with video-analysis and on-track aero testing, they were able to optimize the positions of everyone in the team, resulting in improved stability and speed. The process also allowed us to make objective decisions around equipment selection such as saddle choice, crank length, and helmet selection.”
“We are honoured to work with a talented roster of athletes who hope to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics,” said Lotte Brave, Biomechanic Specialist at gebioMized. “From the onset, we were aligned with Cycling Canada’s long term development approach so it was a natural collaboration for both parties. After meeting the team of athletes and the staff working behind the scenes, we are certain that the program is on the right track.”
A total of six athletes were tested as part of this initiative, including Vincent de Haître, member of the men’s team pursuit squad. De Haitre says, “Working with gebioMized was a great opportunity for me to make big improvements to my riding position and helped me understand the reasoning behind each change. Our improvements in aerodynamics and power transfer will help us reach our goal of higher speeds.”
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