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Stages Cycling’s supply of power meters to Team Sky put the Colorado manufactured Stages Power meter on the global map in 2014. The continued use of Stages Power to handle Team Sky’s most important performance need in 2015, serves to solidify the brand as the power category’s leader.
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“We take the role of supplying products to Team Sky—and all of our world class athletes—very seriously; we have since day one,” said Pat Warner, Stages Cycling’s senior vice president. “To be onboard with Team Sky for a second year is just as exciting as the first was. The interaction has evolved, and we have and excellent working relationship.
“Of course, we see year two with Team Sky as impactful to our brand as the first—possibly even more so. If they took a chance on Stages Cycling in 2014, then signing up for a second year is 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 second 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—which is known for its lead-versus-follow mentality and technically driven thinking—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.
“We took a chance on Stages Cycling in 2014,” said Carsten Jeppesen, Head of Technical Operations for Team Sky. “We proved their product meets our needs and they offered us really great support. Even in the worst conditions this year, the Stages meter was reliable, consistent and accurate. We couldn’t ask for more as we head into the 2015 season.”
“Team Sky’s successful use of our meter in 2014 should make riders rethink what power meter features are important to training with power,” said Matt Pacocha, Stages’ marketing manager. “There are plenty of armchair engineers out there, but we’re at a point where the viability of the Stages Power design isn’t in question. We have a year’s worth ProTour of data and four world championship titles in a variety of disciplines that answer the question: does Stages Power work? Of course the answer is unequivocally: yes.
“Stages Power works as well for Team Sky as it will for any cyclist wanting to meet their own personal goals, from bettering competitive performance to simply tracking actual efforts as part of a healthy lifestyle.”