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Team Giant-Alpecin Bikefitting

„I’m correctly seated on my bike for the first time“

Every year, RoadBIKE magazine and the sponsor of the professional Team Giant-Alpecin racing squad give 12 keen cyclists from every category and age group the opportunity to feel like a professional cyclist for a year. The “Profi-Wohlfühlprogramm” (professional well-being programme) includes

top equipment, training camps and race support, whilst Radlabor’s services include training support, lactate testing and a bike fitting with the SMARTFIT system.

Sit like pro tour riders

Not only are professional tour cyclists correctly mounted on their racing bikes after a fitting, so is everyone in Team Alpecin. “Since the SMARTFIT fitting, most of the team members are correctly seated on a racing bike for the first time,” says Stefan Zelle, bike fitter and coach of Team Alepcin. We recorded physical data first of all so that the sitting position could be accurately transferred to GIANT’s new training and racing machine. “A minor adjustment here and there to cater for individual requirements and the WOW factor kicked in,” continues Stefan Zelle from Radlabor Frankfurt.

The first spring classics have been contested and the Alps successfully crossed from an optimal sitting position. The next events are a 24-hr race and the Ötz valley in autumn. It would be true to say that every stroke is a tad better. We wish Team Alpecin continuing sporting success.

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