SPORT - EDITORIAL
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Enric Mas, Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider, using NormaTec recovery system. Photo credits to Sigfrid Eggers
SPORT - EDITORIAL
by Caner Ozdemir
Deceuninck - Quick-Step has left its mark in 2018 with its dazzling achievements, and they still continue to win races in 2019 without slowing down. In the Spring Classics campaign, the victory of the two monuments won by Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert was the most important success of the Deceuninck - Quick-Step team before the start of grand tours part of the season. However, of course, this success is only possible with healthy cyclists who have achieved the correct recovery routine before and after each race.
Athlete's health comes first. New products and techniques are constantly developed in order to achieve this at the highest level. When it comes to cycling, this may be a new helmet design, as well as techniques and products that enable athletes to make better recovery after the stages. NormaTec is a company in the field of the recovery and made a significant partnership with Deceuninck - Quick-Step which is one of the most successful teams at Peleton.
Deceuninck - Quick-Step team, which completed the 2018 season in the first place at the UCI World Tour Rankings, and NormaTec, Massachusetts-based world-class recovery technology manufacturer, came together for the same purpose. This partnership is important for cyclists for both health and performance. An average of 5-6 hours stages are performed in consecutive days, so after all stages, post-race recovery is a critical factor to be ready for the next day. Deceuninck - Quick-Step Team Doctor Toon Cruyt stated that NormaTec's recovery system is a solution that can be easily used by cyclists while travelling.