Team Katusha Alpecin (Russia) – Team Katusha Alpecin announced its partnership with Wahoo Fitness, a leader in connected fitness devices, for the 2018 race calendar. Starting in the 2018 UCI race season, Marcel Kittel, Tony Martin and Ilnur Zakarin, along with the rest of the Katusha Alpecin squad will be utilizing Wahoo’s bluetooth-enabled TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, along with the ELEMNT BOLT GPS head unit, which was designed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) Testing to be the most aerodynamic cycling computer on the market. As part of the Wahoo product ecosystem, both the ELEMNT BOLT GPS Computer and the TICKR Heart Rate Monitor will serve as crucial elements of the team’s strategy, serving riders with key training metrics while enabling them to easily and efficiently measure race-winning efforts.
“We are excited and honored to have Wahoo as part of our family,” said José Azevedo, General Manager of Team Katusha Alpecin. “Wahoo is a young and dynamic company with the best quality bike computers on the market. The ELEMNT BOLT head unit is so easy to configure and to work with. It has a nice design, aerodynamic shape and a superior battery life. Our riders and coaches used it for the first time at our December training camp in Mallorca, and immediately were all very fond of it.”
“From Team Sky and BORA-Hansgrohe to Katusha Alpecin, we’re extremely proud to have some of the fastest guys in the pro peloton training and racing with the Wahoo devices,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “The gains to be had from utilizing the Wahoo product ecosystem are very real – from our category-leading customization and ease of use, to the BOLT’s wind tunnel-tested aerodynamic savings, and we couldn’t be happier that the WorldTour’s leading teams are taking notice.”