12.03.2015

Procycling: TFR and Mapei Sport to work together

Josu Larrazabal, TFR Head of Performance:
"Having Mapei Sport partner with us was the missing piece to having a fully operational performance task force. We now have a solid structure to support the riders to reach their maximum performance. 
Mapei Sport needs no introduction. They have gained massive expertise in sports science, not just in cycling, for decades now. We are scientists, so we like numbers. However, what Mapei brings to the table is hard to measure, there’s no doubt about that. Together, we will be more competitive. That’s what we’re going for. Nothing is simply a detail if you’re ambitious."

Andrea Morelli, Mapei Sport Head of Cycling and Head Coach:
“It’s a great pleasure for me to work again with Luca Guercilena and the Trek Factory Racing Team. In the first place, the team riders will have access to our facility to monitor their physiological parameters but we will give also our scientific support to help the team to improve the training plan and recovery strategy. We will provide performance testing opportunities throughout the season, and assist the team’s performance staff, notably Josu Larrazabal (Head of Performance) and Daniel Green (team sports scientist), to enhance the performance of each rider.”

Luca Guercilena, General Manager:
“I’m very happy with this partnership. Mapei Sport is one of the best sports science centers in the world, so this is a great opportunity for everyone involved. They are a leader in research, just like Trek, and research is the way to go. I’m a strong believer in improvement and I know Mapei Sport likes to look at the future and study how things can be done better. I’m convinced that our philosophies will match.”

Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of Mapei SpA. and founder of Mapei Sport:
“I’m very excited that Mapei Sport reappears in the world of professional cycling thanks to Luca Guercilena, who is arguably the best Team Manager you can wish for thanks to his background as a sports scientist. I’m also very glad to pick up my friendship with Fabian Cancellara. Fabian made his first steps in pro cycling in our team. He’s an exceptional athlete and it’s like a dream to work closely together again.”

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