Supersapiens and Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team Announce Partnership
May 10, 2023
Strategic partnerships with teams like Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team allows Supersapiens to work with some of the best and forward-thinking athletes and performance staff in the world
Atlanta – 10 May 2023/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Supersapiens, the world’s first glucose management system designed for athletes, is proud to announce its partnership with Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team for the 2023 season. Supersapiens, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, delivers innovative insights around glucose data to help athletes make informed nutrition decisions around training and recovery.
“Strategic partnerships with teams like Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team allows Supersapiens to work with some of the best and forward-thinking athletes and performance staff in the world. These data-driven relationships help us validate the impact of glucose as a performance metrics, which we use to guide our innovation and improve how we deliver our ecosystem to the everyday athlete,” said Supersapiens CEO and Founder Phil Southerland.
Supersapiens, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense, is the first over-the-counter energy management system designed to visualize and understand the connection between glucose levels and energy. It provides personalized insights for meaningful behavior adjustments that improve health and performance. The Supersapiens ecosystem consists of the Supersapiens app, Supersapiens Energy Band, and Supersapiens Data Dashboard. Supersapiens integrates with select Wahoo and Garmin devices, Nolio app, Apple Health, and more.
“Supersapiens is an important tool to maximize our performance monitoring around the riders. The Supersapiens ecosystem allows us to determine the best fueling strategy for each individual athlete,” said Q36.5’ Pro Cycling Team Head Coach Carlos Tur. “We utilize the insights Supersapiens provides mostly to analyze the response during breakfast and pre-race meal, but it’s also valuable for breaking down the sleep pattern. The majority of our riders have adopted Supersapiens and several have seen interesting results and have since implemented different nutrition strategies.”
Tur more specifically explains how Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team’s performance staff has incorporated Supersapiens into the team’s protocols:
“Primarily, we use Supersapiens to individualize and adjust the pre-race meals in order to control the glycemic curve so the riders don’t have acute lows or highs. Secondly, the Supersapiens ecosystem lets us control the hypoglycemia states during the night to avoid LEA (Low energy availability), which gives us better insights into how each rider is performing during the evening allowing us to adjust the order and periodization of the protein intake before the sleeping cycle to ensure the sleep quality . Finally, Supersapiens data helps us analyze the relationship between the training load and the glycemic control, which we use to decide on the nutrition strategy across during heavy training loads or racing blocs.”
With 13 nationalities represented in the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team’s squad of 24 riders, the team offers an inspiring blend of youth and experience. The team’s mission is to function equally as a springboard for people and talents, and as a means to help communities grow sustainably using the upwards mobility that bikes offer. Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team believes that cycling ignites progress and positive change and paves the way for people and performance to move forward.
“Douglas Ryder is fundamentally committed to building programs that focus on innovation, driving change, and providing a place for young talent to develop. This aligns with the ethos behind Supersapiens and I’m always proud to partner with individuals and organizations who are thinking outside of the box and utilizing sports as a platform for change,” said Southerland.
The Supersapiens system powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is now available in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Learn more about the full line of Supersapiens products and purchase Abbott’s biosensor at www.supersapiens.com.
Supersapiens is aiming to be the most influential sports brand of the decade. They develop innovative insights around glucose that aim to unlock better performance and recovery by driving positive behavior changes.
Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is intended for athletes to measure their glucose levels. When used with a compatible product, the biosensor allows athletes to correlate their glucose levels and their athletic performance.
The Supersapiens system including Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is not intended for medical use and is not intended for use in screening, diagnosis, treatment, cure, mitigation, prevention, or monitoring of diseases, including diabetes.
The Supersapiens system including Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is not for sale in the U.S and is only available in select countries. For a full list of references and FAQs, please visit our Education Hub and Knowledge Base.
About Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
UCI ProTeam Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team is a Swiss-registered professional cycling team. The team was founded in 2023 guided by the mission of Racing the Future and is sponsored by Q36.5, a high-end cycling apparel brand. Since its inception in 2013, Q36.5 has been pushing the limits of cycling apparel by using highly technological fabrics that guarantee next-level thermoregulation for athletes in the most extreme and difficult conditions. The brand name is rooted in research and development – “quaerere” in Latin meaning “research’” and 36.5 indicating the ideal body temperature in degrees Celsius during any form of physical activity.