Wahoo announces second UCI team partnership

Wahoo Fitness has announced its second UCI WorldTour team partnership for the 2018 race calendar.

Starting in the 2018 UCI race season, the KATUSHA ALPECIN squad will utilise Wahoo’s ELEMNT BOLT GPS head unit.

The 2018 season will be the tenth year of racing at the WorldTour level for KATUSHA ALPECIN – a team that holds 234 total race wins and 434 podium places in its nine years in the professional peloton.

As part of the Wahoo product ecosystem, both the ELEMNT BOLT GPS Computer and the TICKR Heart Rate Monitor will serve as elements of the team’s performance strategy, serving riders with training metrics while enabling them to measure race-winning efforts.

The KATUSHA ALPECIN team joins BORA-Hansgrohe, led by three-time world champion Peter Sagan and 2017 Tour de France winners Team Sky, in working with Wahoo.

“We are excited and honored to have Wahoo as part of our family,” said general manager of Team KATUSHA ALPECIN José Azevedo. “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 Wahoo CEO Chip Hawkins. “The gains to be had from utilising the Wahoo product ecosystem are very real – from our category-leading customisation 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.”

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