Olympic hopefuls: Boulder Valley companies training hard for Rio

Taylor Phinney, right, works with physical therapist, Matt Smith, of Revo Physiotherapy in Boulder. Cliff Grassmick Staff Photographer
Taylor Phinney, right, works with physical therapist, Matt Smith, of Revo Physiotherapy in Boulder. Cliff Grassmick Staff Photographer

Front Range companies head to Rio – Many of our local favorites will be headed to the Olympics, including Stages Cycling, Polar Bottle, Revo Physiotherapy, Training Peaks, Pearl Izumi, Black Lab Sports, and Stryd.

From the Daily Camera/Times-Call

Four minutes and twelve seconds.

That’s about how long the U.S. women’s team pursuit will be on the cycling track at the Rio Olympics — at least if they follow through on plans to set a world record and snag a gold medal.

That’s also how long a product from a local company will be on the world’s biggest sports stage. Just over four minutes to bask in the glory of a yearlong effort to participate in the USA Cycling-sanctioned mission of creating the world’s fastest bike.

The riders aren’t even allowed to glance at the product, a power meter by Boulder’s Stages Cycling. It’s about the size of a pack of gum and provides real-time feedback on their performance. The data it captures will be analyzed later, by other companies, to be used in future training.

But for fewer than five minutes, Stages Cycling will be sharing the spotlight with the world’s elite athletes, one of a handful of Boulder County companies with connections to the 2016 Games.

At least half a dozen local businesses will send sponsored athletes, innovative gear and even their own team members to Brazil for the ultimate in athletic competition…


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