Team SKY selects Stages Cycling for its most important performance need—power data collection—for 4th season together.
Boulder, CO, 17 January 2017 — Stages Cycling will continue to supply Stages Power meters to Team Sky for the 2017 season, handling the team's most important performance need during the 2017 season—precision power measurement. Team Sky will ride the new Stages Power Dura-Ace 9100 production model as well as the previous Shimano 9000 models and exclusive prototypes, as the team and company continue a relationship that defines the leading edge of data driven performance.
"We took a chance on Stages Cycling four years ago," said Carsten Jeppesen, Head of Technical Performance for Team Sky. "We proved their product meets our needs and they offered us really great support. Even in the worst conditions the Stages meter was reliable, consistent, and accurate. We couldn't ask for more as we head into the 2017 season."
"We take the role of supplying product to Team Sky, and all of our world class athletes, very seriously," said Pat Warner, Stages Cycling's Senior Vice President. "We see year four with Team Sky as impactful to our brand as the first, especially when considering that the industry's largest component manufacturers have their own meters and are known for pushing new products through all-inclusive packages that dissuade teams from partnering with smaller brands like Stages. Signing Team Sky for a fourth year is continued validation that we're meeting their needs fully and that they want to use the Stages Power meter."
"We are excited to continue our relationship with Stages for a fourth year," said Tim Kerrison, Head of Athlete Performance for Team Sky. "Stages has proven to be a great partner, with a great power meter that meets the needs of cyclists at all levels—from the amateur enthusiast who wishes to use power data to better inform and refine their training, to catering for the demands at the highest level of professional road cycling."
Team Sky, known for its lead-versus-follow mentality and technically-driven approach, counts the Stages Power meter's robust communication channels, and its now-proven prowess as the category's benchmark for consistency across rapidly changing environmental temperatures, as key features.