By no means have I ever noticed such a lot of Garmin Edge devices in a single position, than is on display on the Excursion Down Beneath this yr. That’s in fact in part as a result of Garmin lately has shifted clear of being a significant sponsor of a unmarried staff, to as an alternative going for minor sponsorships of mainly nearly the entire groups. Then again, it’s no longer simply Garmin that has ramped up their technique. Wahoo has persisted to increase its WorldTour (and past) groups, as much as 3 this yr. After which past that we’ve were given Levels, Sigma, Bryton, and SRM filling out the remainder.

When a motorbike passes through me, I’m hardly ever taking a look at that individuals body – however as an alternative, what’s on their handlebars. And the Excursion Down Beneath is filled with handlebar observing. Even though, I may see how on the mistaken attitude that most certainly looks as if crotch staring at. Nonetheless, that’s my process it sounds as if.

Now not like facets corresponding to motorcycle frames or energy meters, the riders in reality do have a little bit of selection with a few of their motorcycle GPS unit variety. As an example, each Garmin and Wahoo permit riders to select no matter head unit they’d like throughout the present crop of devices. When it comes to Garmin riders can make a choice from the Edge 130, Edge 530, Edge 830, and Edge 1030. Whilst for Wahoo customers that’s in large part between the Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT and ROAM (none that I noticed decided on the older authentic ELEMNT). Whilst I didn’t ask Levels, I presume that they are able to choose any of the present style Sprint’s as smartly, although I simplest noticed Sprint M50’s on-hand (versus L50’s or L10’s). For Sigma, the sponsorship is in particular the SIGMA ROX 12, which is in truth the one Sigma motorcycle GPS you’d need anyway (and it’s a excellent one).

With SRM, the ones groups are all PC8 simplest, logical since the whole thing else can be considerably outdated and pungent. While for Bryton they’ve were given them on Rider 420’’s for now, however be expecting to shift later within the season to Rider 750’s as soon as the ones devices are able.

The Record:


For stock functions I attempted to search out as many motorcycles as imaginable. Take into accout with professional riders and head devices, they don’t depart them on their motorcycles when unattended (for probably the most section), and maximum riders don’t generally tend to simply sit down on their motorcycles in a large bunch in a single static spot. So for Garmin ones, there could also be an bizarre duck who’s on (for instance) an Edge 130 when the remainder of the staff is rockin’ Edge 830’s. I noticed extra Edge 130’s than I anticipated available in the market.

AG2R Los angeles Mondiale: Wahoo BOLT

Astana Professional Group:
Garmin Edge 1030 & Edge 530

Wahoo BOLT

CCC Group:
Garmin Edge 1030

Cofidis Answers Credit:

Deceuninck – Quickstep:

EF Training First:
Garmin Edge 1030

Equipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ:
Garmin Edge 1030

Israel Get started-Up Country:
Bryton Rider 420


Garmin Edge 530 & Edge 130

Movistar Group:
Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 1030

NTT Professional Biking:
Garmin Edge 830

Group Bahrain-McLaren:
Garmin Edge 830

Group INEOS:
Garmin Edge 1030 and Edge 830

Group Jumbo-Visma:
Garmin Edge 830

Group Sunweb:

Garmin Edge 830

UAE Group Emirates:
Levels Sprint M50

[Composite team, riders BYOGPS]

Right here’s a handy guide a rough gallery of lots of the groups above. There’s a couple of that can be lacking from under if I didn’t get nice close-up pictures of them. I’ve were given a complete walk-through video the place you’ll be able to see each and every staff although one after any other that I’ll be importing in a while. You’ll be able to hover over for the precise staff title and style quantity.

And right here’s the break-out through logo:


*Astana Professional Group: Garmin Edge 1030 & Edge 530
CCC Group: Garmin Edge 1030
*EF Training First: Garmin Edge 1030
Equipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ: Garmin Edge 1030
*Mitchelton-SCOTT: Garmin Edge 530 & Edge 130
*Movistar Group: Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 1030
*NTT Professional Biking: Garmin Edge 830*
Group Bahrain-McLaren: Garmin Edge 830
Group INEOS: Garmin Edge 1030 and Edge 830
*Group Jumbo-Visma: Garmin Edge 830
*Trek-Segafredo: Garmin Edge 830


*Those groups are reputable Garmin backed groups, the remaining are the use of them simply because. Additionally be aware that for this yr Garmin and Tacx technically have other sponsorships for some groups. There are overlap on some, however no longer all (for instance, Lotto Soudal is a Tacx staff however makes use of SRM head devices/energy meters).



AG2R Los angeles Mondiale: Wahoo BOLT
BORA-hansgrohe: Wahoo BOLT
Deceuninck – Quickstep: Wahoo BOLT & ROAM


*All the above are reputable Wahoo backed groups.



Lotto-Soudal: SRM PC8
Cofidis Answers Credit: SRM PC8


*All the above are reputable backed SRM groups.



UAE Group Emirates: Levels Sprint M50


*UAE is an reputable Levels Backed staff.



Group Sunweb: SIGMA ROX 12


*Sunweb is an reputable backed Sigma staff.



Israel Get started-Up Country: Bryton Rider 420


*Israel Get started-Up Country is an reputable backed Bryton staff.

Were given all that? Excellent.



For probably the most section, similar to energy meters, staff GPS devices are pushed through sponsorships. Then again, about 1/third of the groups the use of Garmin GPS devices are in reality no longer backed through Garmin. They’re simply the use of them for no matter inside causes. One robust reason why it’s most likely that the ones groups are the use of Garmin is the combination with VeloViewer, in particular throughout the framework of the staff platform that 17 of 19 WorldTour groups are the use of this yr. That platform permits them to create and mark direction main points for each the staff automobiles (the use of an iPad in real-time all through the race), but additionally the riders on their GPS devices. Traditionally talking Wahoo didn’t have the similar navigation and mapping features as Garmin. While with the ROAM they’ve been ready to catch-up a little bit in that realm. Nonetheless, as I heard from some riders over the previous few days, they indisputably in finding price in explicit options – specifically ClimbPro was once one I heard many times from more than one groups/riders.

Within the context of ways those riders race, they all have the direction recordsdata loaded up required for ClimbPro. As an example, the picture above was once taken of some of the EF Training First riders motorcycles at first of Levels 3, appearing he had the direction for that day’s degree able and loaded. If truth be told, when you return to the historical past of method sure groups haven’t been on Wahoo – Group INEOS (then Group Sky) had various very explicit race-driven issues they sought after that Garmin had that Wahoo didn’t. In a Wahoo ROAM international that hole has considerably closed, and I’d be prepared to wager we’re going to look some options in 2020 finally end up on Wahoo motorcycle computer systems that talk to one of the crucial minor gaps that professional groups have. The similar is most certainly going to be true of Bryton, Sigma, and Levels too.

An increasing number of those groups are in reality the use of the options on their motorcycle computer systems for racing and direction consciousness. It’s not only a motorcycle pc operating within the background. They get flip signals, climb notifications, and extra. And that’s prior to we even get into the wearable facet of monitoring that some groups are doing now (extra on that subsequent week). In fact, as at all times, on the finish of the day those GPS unit are only one a part of a miles higher transferring puzzle to getting degree and race wins.

With that – thank you for studying!

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