Team Stade Rochelais is a UCI women’s bicycle racing team established in 2015 in France with the key performance focus of training female cyclists who demonstrate high potential. Since their first year racing, the team have shown progress year on year and from 2022 have chosen to work with the InfoCrank as their official power meter supplier.
Key to the decision was identifying a power meter that could allow the team to extract the most from their training sessions and the peerless InfoCrank data was seen as key. The accuracy and repeatability of the data will also aid with performance monitoring and team selection during the season. The team have performed solidly through the entire 2022 season and are looking to see more successes throughout 2023.
Verve Cycling Commercial Director, Dave Parsons, said: “Here at Verve, we’re always looking to work with ambitious teams that have a clear vision for where they want to go as well as a clear performance focus and a belief in the data. When we spoke to Jean-Christophe and the team, it was very clear that they ticked both these boxes and it was an easy decision to find a way to work together. We hope that to see the team go from success to success throughout the 2023 season.”
Stade Rochelais Team Principal, Jean-Christophe Barbotin, said: “When we started looking at who we would like to work with from a power meter point of view, we identified two key things; reliability and world-beating accuracy. We looked at the InfoCrank and saw the impressive list of existing partners, the Great Britain Cycling Team, the UCI, Canyon Esports and many others. We also knew that Verve make the support of smaller ambitious teams like ours a real focus. So, it was easy to agree to work together, we’re really pleased to be using the InfoCrank!”
The InfoCrank power meter records true left and right power balance, pedal smoothness, torque effectiveness and cadence. It measures each leg independently and accurately throughout the pedal stroke, regardless of crank velocity. Unlike other power meters, the InfoCrank has no drift, it is not temperature sensitive and there is no need for constant calibration.