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by Neal Rogers
July 22, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen solos from breakaway to win Stage 19 at Tour de France; Huffman, Rose win Cascade time trial as Mannion, Dragoo move into GC lead; Froome: Landa could challenge for Tour de France victory in 2018; Phil Anderson breaks collarbone, ribs in cycling accident; Gaviria injured training, suffers hematoma to calf muscle that requires surgery; Cannondale-Drapac announces new partnership with global media giant Oath; Garmin acquires cycling aerodynamics company Alphamantis Technologies; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 19 highlights.
Garmin has acquired Alphamantis Technologies, a Montréal company that conducts aerodynamic testing and develops measurement technology for the cycling industry.
“Alphamantis is on the leading edge of aerodynamics analysis in the cycling world, and that makes the company a perfect fit for our robust suite of bike products,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and CEO. “Aerodynamics is another way for cyclists to measure and improve their performance – something our customers crave.”
Alphamantis develops technology that allows cyclists to test and refine their drag coefficient in everyday riding conditions, without having to use expensive and time-consuming wind tunnel testing. They also conduct athlete testing in indoor velodromes around the world to refine rider position and equipment. The company is a sponsor of Team Sky and has worked with other professional and elite amateur teams and athletes. It has also partnered with Montréal’s Argon 18 to develop a bike with integrated aerodynamic sensors.
Garmin said the majority of Alphamantis employees will be retained and will continue working in Montréal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not released.
In 2010 Garmin acquired Metrigear, which led to the introduction of the Garmin Vector power meter pedals. In 2015 Garmin acquired Backtracker, which led to the Garmin Varia bike radar.
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