Wahoo Fitness has announced a new partnership with the Italian UCI Women’s World Tour Team, Alé BTC Ljubljana. Led by Italian National Road Race Champion, Marta Bastianelli, team riders will use Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT GPS computers and TICKR heart rate monitors for the 2020 season.
Alé BTC Ljubljana is an Italian UCI Women’s World Tour Team that recently secured a Women’s WorldTeam licence – the highest level of a new two-tier team system introduced by the UCI for 2020.
Formerly known as Alé Cipollini, the new team is led by former world and European Road Race Champion Marta Bastianelli. She will be joined by former Spanish Road Race Champion Mavi Garcia, former World Road Race Champion Tatiana Guderzo, and a number of other rising stars within the peloton.
Alé BTC Ljubljana’s riders will have access to a selection of products from Wahoo’s connected cycling ecosystem. The team will race and train with ‘the world’s first fully aerodynamic GPS bike computer’, the ELEMNT BOLT. This will be accompanied by the TICKR heart rate monitor to ensure that data can be collected and analysed to improve riders’ performance.
Commenting on the new partnership, Marta Bastianelli said “As the margin between winning and losing within the Women’s World Tour becomes increasingly small, cutting-edge technology now plays an important role in achieving success. Having access to Wahoo’s established ELEMNT BOLT GPS computers and TICKR heart monitors means the riders can focus solely on racing – resting assured that we have some of the most innovative tech available that is both simple to use and reliable.”
Wahoo’s CEO, Mike Saturnia, added “Having partnered with a number of the world’s best professional cycling teams, Wahoo are well known for helping to push the boundaries of what’s achievable at the highest level of both women’s and men’s sport. We are proud to continue this by providing Alé BTC Ljubljana with the best GPS bike computers and heart rate monitors available, as they continue their journey and step-up to a new challenge in 2020.”
Alé BTC Ljubljana’s General Manager, Alessia Piccolo, commented “At Alé BTC Ljubljana, we aim to provide our riders with the very best equipment partners. We are therefore delighted to have the support of Wahoo. As a leader in smart technology they understand exactly the importance of innovation and attention to detail in succeeding at the UCI World Tour level.”