London hosted the championship-deciding final round of the UCI Track Champions League earlier this month, and we had the pleasure of being invited to test both our aerosensor and aerobody products to demonstrate how they could provide realtime feedback on cycling aerodynamics in a racing environment.
Former UCI World Scratch Champion Sebastian Mora completed two twenty-minute sessions during his warmup on track for us.
In the first he was out on track by himself, and switched every few laps between a low and a high body position so we were able to correlate his position with his drag coefficient, CdA.
In the second, he held a constant body position, but ran in all the positions of a 4-rider peloton, so we could look at the effect of position on his aerodynamics.
In normal operation, aerosensor requires tens of seconds of data to provide a useable average CdA figure. However in racing the situation is constantly changing, so we wanted to see if there was a way to provide more immediate information on the rider’s drag.