Cycling Ireland and Wahoo Fitness have agreed a partnership that will see Wahoo named as the National Governing Bodies official technical partner for smart trainers and bike computers though the 2020 season.

Wahoo is the global leader in indoor smart trainers and connected cycling computers. It has worked with Team Sky and confirmed that partnership with Team Ineos through to 2021 with the multiple Tour de France winning team using the technology as a key part of its training regime.

“Wahoo technology is helping Cycling Ireland’s elite riders prepare for top-level competition,” said Neill Delahaye, Cycling Ireland Performance Coach.

“The combination of the TICKR Heart Rate monitor and ELEMNT BOLT GPS Bike Computer provides incredibly versatile and easy to use functionality. There is a very neatly integrated aero design with the capability to view and record all crucial performance metrics.”

“Using this technology we can recreate the demands of racing in an indoors environment allowing our athletes to ride no matter what the weather outdoors is doing.”

“These cutting-edge technologies are also enabling us to simulate and replicate specific courses which give Irish athletes a further advantage in preparing optimally and being ready for the highest-level International competitions.”

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Cycling Ireland,” added Colin Eustace, VP Global Marketing at Wahoo.

“Their core values resonate perfectly with Wahoo thanks to their desire to help every cyclist develop their full potential.”

“The development of athletes is something Wahoo has always stayed close to, by recognising and understanding the needs of these athletes we are able to offer them the latest in innovation to aid them on their journey.”

Cycling Ireland riders are entering a critical period for Olympic and Paralympic qualification with a series of Track World Cup events in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and Canada in the coming months.

The Paracycling squad will compete at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Canada from January 30th.

As well as being a busy period for Cycling Ireland’s elite riders, plans are in place as a result of this Wahoo partnership to trial a Virtual Cycling event in 2020.