Four time Tour de France winning team Sky has agreed to extending their partnership for two more years. The deal sees the continuation of our current three year relationship as the Official Supplier of Bike Trainers.
As part of the partnership we will be kitting the team out with our new KICKR, which was recently unveiled at Eurobike 2016 (September).
The new KICKR will be used by Team Sky in warm ups, cool downs and as a crucial part of their training and race day routines. Compared to the KICKR’s predecessor, the new model offers an increased power ceiling, an even more accurate power measurement, and the quietest flywheel trainer yet – all within the KICKR’s unbreakable design and construction.
Tim Kerrison, Team Sky’s Head of Athlete Performance, said:
“Use of the Wahoo KICKR forms a crucial part of rider preparation and recovery at races like the Tour de France. We demand a product that is reliable, robust and able to withstand the demands of the toughest races and conditions.”
“The KICKR is also key to structured, indoor training programs, providing a ‘real ride’ experience.”
“We continue to value Wahoo as an important partner of Team Sky because they share our commitment to continuous improvement. They are proactive in the way they seek feedback and are always looking to provide an even better rider experience.”
Team Sky’s Ian Boswell, who completed the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana this year, confirms that the KICKR had been a key part of his race day routine.
“The ride ‘feel’ of the Wahoo KICKR is excellent. It’s a crucial part of my training and my preparation for the toughest stages – from summit finishes to time trials.”
Chip Hawkins, CEO and Founder of Wahoo added,
“Wahoo’s commitment to innovation and the highest level of performance mirrors Team Sky’s approach to training and racing making for the perfect partnership. These values are the cornerstone of the new KICKR, making it the ideal indoor training tool for both Team Sky and athletes of every level.”