April 6, 2017
Israel Cycling Academy Team continues to solidify its position on the UCI Pro-Continental level as a forward-thinking innovator in the Pro peloton, as the team announced today its partnership with WattTeam, the developers, and producers of the POWERBEAT™ Power meter- The lightest and most affordable power meter on the planet.
IIsrael Cycling Academy Team Manager Ran Margaliot said: "We're proud to be part of one of the most revolutionary companies in the field of Power Meters. WATTEAM is an American company, based in Irvine CA, and holds an Israeli R&D center. WATTEAM is identical to us in terms of values, worldview, and the desire to influence and produce a change in one of the most developing industries. Israel Cycling Academies Development Team will be used by the company as both a marketing platform and as a group of "trial riders" that will help it continue to examine and to develop their revolutionary power meter. In short, this is a partnership of two start-ups, who are fully committed to the task of reaching the top cycling levels in the world.
About WATTEAM: Over the last six years, WATTEAM has progressed itself with belief in the unique resources of advanced engineering and research performance fields, and has designed a power meter utilizing an up to date strain gauge, accelerometer, and gyro technologies, together with a sophisticated proprietary algorithm and a patented mechanical structure.
About Israel Cycling Academy: Israel Cycling Academy was founded in December 2014 in Jerusalem, as Israel’s first Professional cycling team, with a clear vision to help Israeli Cycling and bring young cyclists, especially Israelis, to the top levels of cycling.
The team recorded wins in races over 4 continents in the last 20 months, and is backed by sponsors like The Israel Ministry of Tourism, Cannondale, Hertz Israel, and Verge, as well as the Israeli-Canadian philanthropist Sylvan Adams- Israel Cycling Academy is now set to go Pro Continental for the 2017 season.
Our development team riders testing their new power watt devices from WattTeam PowerBeat: