Our team will be working with CORE’s body temperature monitors throughout the 2021 season.
As we revealed in our blog published in the autumn, our team have been trialing CORE’s unique systems since last year’s Giro d’Italia. After a successful trial period, our coaching team has decided to use CORE’s tools throughout the coming season, in order to study further the corelation between the body’s core temperature and elite endurance performance, while enhancing Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s reputation for embracing new technologies.
Speaking of the new partnership, Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s head coach Koen Pelgrim said: “When it was explained to us how the CORE body temperature technology works, we were of course interested. For several months now, we have been trialing their technology and looking at ways of measuring our riders core temperatures during training and racing, and then analysing the findings to help us understand how even slightly changes in core temperature can affect performance. We were impressed by CORE’s knowledge base and support, as well as their efforts to make a discreet unit like that, which helps especially important during races. We are looking forward to partnering with them this year and seeing the results.”
These thoughts were echoed by Wulf Glatz, CEO greenTEG AG, who manufacture CORE sensors, who said: “Deceuninck – Quick-Step is one of the most successful teams in professional cycling and working closely with the team has given us an opportunity to experience the extraordinary team spirit of the Wolfpack. We are impressed with the engagement and the diligence the team showed in testing the CORE body temperature monitoring technology. It is a pleasure to partner with Deceuninck - Quick-Step and we look forward to supporting the riders, coaches and support staff. The core body temperature data and analysis can assist each rider in understanding their own individual thermoregulation and enable them to be the best rider they can be.”
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