USA Cycling

IoT and the World Cycling Track Championships

Written by Hannah Merry | April 6, 2017 | Sport and fitness

This year sees the UCI World Track Championships held in Hong Kong from April 12th-16th. Last year, IBM collaborated with Team USA to give the Women’s Team Pursuit a competitive edge by using real-time data to improve their technique on the track. As this partnership continues, cyclists learn to improve as they ride, using innovative ...read more


Boosting performance with the power of analytics and IoT: USA Women’s Cycling

Written by Karen Lewis | March 2, 2017 | Sport and fitness

Here at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the IBM Booth has brought in a slice of a velodrome to recreate a cycling team’s racing experience. The display includes one of the real USA Women’s Cycling Team Pursuit squad bikes – used by the riders to race. To keep it realistic, the IBM team worked with the ...read more


USA Cycling brings IoT data and analytics to the track

Written by Amy Bennett and Rhonda Edwards | February 1, 2017 | Sport and fitness

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit joined forces with Watson IoT, IBM Analytics, and IBM jStart to incorporate real-time data analytics from the internet of things into their training. They broke their own world record and shaved more than 2 full seconds off of their results. They then went on to win Silver at the 2016 Olympic ...read more


IBM and the Sports Innovation Lab

Written by Jen Clark | January 25, 2017 | Sport and fitness

IBM has joined the Boston-based company Sports Innovation Lab as a founding partner, helping to bring technological insights to the sports and fitness industries. The Sports Innovation Lab was launched by former NFL linebacker and entrepreneur Isaiah Kacyvenski, four-time U.S women’s hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero and former Forrester VP of Research, Josh Walker. Its ...read more


USA Cycling: getting one step closer to perfection

Written by Suresh Jasrasaria and Randall E Wilcox | September 15, 2016 | Sport and fitness

Like everything else these days, the sports industry is also being driven by just-in-time data and analytics. Cloud and IoT economics is transforming sports coaching with web apps that include up-to-the-minute performance data of each athlete’s actions. Training data may very well become the new currency over the course of an athlete’s career. Studying the ...read more


IoT technology in the velodrome: Team USA cycling

Written by Rod Smith | August 26, 2016 | Sport and fitness

Collecting data is not a new phenomenon in the sports world. What has changed is how that data is collected and analyzed. As technology has advanced and evolved, the process of collecting data from elite athletes has been streamlined – going from hours to seconds – and we have access to new levels of detail ...read more


Why human centered design is critical to solving problems with technology

Written by Greg Patterson | July 26, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

The Internet of Things. The Cloud. Big Data. Just some of the terms we seem to hear every time we turn on the TV or read an article. These technologies can at times sound cold and stoic—mechanized abstractions of an advancing society—and some question if, or how, they can bring real value to everyday lives. ...read more


USA Cycling: Top 10 things behind the IoT competitive advantage

Written by Amy Bennett | July 26, 2016 | Sport and fitness, Top 10

USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit is using IoT technology to train, race and win.  Below are the top 10 things in their winning technology recipe.   1. Track power Stages Cycling is the official power meter supplier of USA Cycling. Power data is integral to cyclists and coaches seeking to maximize the athlete’s on bike ...read more


USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit: In their own words

Written by Amy Bennett and Rhonda Edwards | July 26, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness, Top 10

This blog walks you through some of the amazing photography of John Huet with a few words from the USA Cycling Women’s Team Pursuit team members.  Please make sure to check out our blog series about the teaming of USA Cycling and IBM. “Our sport is so unique in that it is not just a ...read more


IBM’s own Iron Woman talks about data driven training

Written by Sara Strope | July 26, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

In Pursuit: Chasing down data and stronger performance In 2008, I saved the little bit of energy I had left in my tank to unleash a huge smile as I crossed the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid. I was overjoyed to have completed racing 140.6 miles – which included my first marathon. For six ...read more


Data surfaces small insights that yield winning results

Written by Rhonda Edwards and Jay Mason | July 22, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

Enter the data scientist Today’s competitive coaching roles are mired with seemingly incompatible skills and responsibilities. Unique sport expertise, competitive landscape, ever-evolving training methodology, sports medicine, modern technology, not to mention organizational navigation, logistics and equipment design to name a few of the key qualifications for a successful coach. Enter the data scientist and the ...read more


Health Check: innovation at the intersection of fitness apps & wearables

Written by Sara Strope and Dustin Freckleton | July 21, 2016 | Blog, Sport and fitness

Speed, power, and strength – these – are just a few of the characteristics that come to mind when I think about what makes the cyclists on Team USA stand out from the crowd.  But have you ever thought about their aerobic capacity?  What about their lactate threshold?  We can clearly measure speed with odometers, power ...read more