Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 2, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Rajablou wins climbing stage, Shorabi takes lead in Tour of Japan; Drucker wins Tour of Luxembourg prologue; After a promising Giro d’Italia, Joe Dombrowski’s stock is on the rise. Is a move in store?; Boonen suggests more motorcycles would increase safety; Simon Yates on Dauphine start list; Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time; Dutch name men’s squad for Rio road race; Boardman on Sutton: ‘Victim of lynch mob’; Australia’s only female CX national champ retires; US State Department issues travel alert around Tour de France; Riding the Rocacorba with David Millar; Motorist pulls weapon on cyclist in road rage incident.

Tour de Suisse to show rider data in real-time

by CyclingTips

The Tour de Suisse, in cooperation with Velon, will show individual riders’ data, such as heart rate, in real-time during the race.

A Garmin and GoPro mount in one.

Rider data will be projected live onto the TV screen in graphic form, enabling viewers to make a direct comparison between individual riders in terms of such factors as pulse rate and performance,” a statement said.

Certain riders will wear specially designed sensors, transmitting the data to the viewers’ screens in real-time.

“This will enable viewers to experience the tremendous effort of the professional riders at close quarters,” said Tour-Director Olivier Senn.

Earlier this year, race owner InfrontRingier and Velon agreed to a five-year revenue sharing partnership with the Tour de Suisse. This agreement commits the 11 WorldTour Velon teams to the race while Velon will use the race to develop new technologies.

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