Supersapiens and VF Group Bardiani-CSF Faizanè Cycling Team are proud to announce a partnership for the 2024 race season

February 19, 2024

Supersapiens and VF Group Bardiani- CSF Faizanè Cycling Team announced a partnership designed to help its athletes make informed fueling decisions to optimize training and recovery

ATLANTA, 19 February 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Supersapiens, the world’s first glucose management system designed for athletes, proudly announces partnering with Italian-registered VF Group Bardiani- CSF Faizanè Cycling Team to help its athletes make informed fueling decisions to optimize training and recovery. The VF Group Bardiani- CSF Faizanè Cycling Team is a UCI ProTeam that has participated in the Giro d’Italia 42 times and is the team that has won the most stages overall. Furthermore, it is the longest-running team still in operation (since 1982) and has the youngest professional team with an average age of 23.2 years.

“We are excited to partner with the VF Group Bardiani-CSF Faizanè Cycling Team, a distinguished team with a legacy of nurturing young talent and achieving remarkable success in cycling. Our collaboration underscores a mutual dedication to innovation and the advancement of athletic performance. By integrating Supersapiens’ state-of-the-art glucose management ecosystem, we’re setting a new standard for how athletes train and recover, ensuring they have the most personalized and effective tools at their disposal,” said Supersapiens CEO and Founder Phil Southerland.

The connection to Supersapiens was made possible thanks to VF Group Bardiani- CSF Faizanè’s medical staff, who requested these useful products to assist with precise out-of-race glucose monitoring. During the January training camp, thanks to Supersapiens’ ecosystem powered by the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, team doctors could better understand each athlete’s physical performance metrics.

“Right from the start, there has been significant interest in this collaboration,” says Roberto Reverberi, the team manager. “Our medical team wanted more in-depth data for each of our athletes. Knowing the glycemic response of each of them allows us to tailor nutrition and training plans for everyone. It’s also crucial for the younger ones to have more detailed data to understand the body’s response to performance training and fueling. In today’s cycling, details are crucial; we don’t want to leave anything to chance.”

Through real-time glucose data monitoring, VF Group Bardiani-CSF Faizanè riders can better understand their body’s fueling requirements on a personal level and discover the most stable and sustainable fuel sources for their individual needs. Additionally, it allows the riders to dial the timing and amount for their pre-race carbohydrate loading, make real-time decisions to maintain their optimal glucose zones during hard training sessions and maximize recovery by adequately refueling and helping manage fatigue.

Supersapiens’ data interpretation tools pave the way for lasting behavior change that helps amplify athletic performance. In addition to Supersapiens’ groundbreaking wrist wearable, the Supersapiens Energy Band, the Supersapiens app streams real-time glucose data to select devices, ensuring real-time visibility on the bike and also integrates with Apple Watch, AppleHealth, and TrainingPeaks to allow users to track and analyze their glucose data with other key metrics.

“This partnership is more than just a collaboration; it’s a shared vision to revolutionize the world of cycling through data-driven insights. The VF Group Bardiani-CSF Faizanè team’s enthusiasm for embracing new technology aligns perfectly with our mission at Supersapiens. Together, we’re committed to unlocking new levels of performance by empowering athletes with real-time, actionable glucose data, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in sports science,” said Southerland.

2024 marks the 43rd consecutive year of managerial activity for Bruno and Roberto Reverberi, making VF Group Bardiani-CSF Faizanè the longest-standing team in the world among all active professional teams. In 2013, the year Bardiani Valvole and CSF became Title Sponsors, #GreenTeam project was born. At the core of this choice lies a precise and strong identity: investing in a team composed exclusively of Italian riders capable of standing out as a forge for young talents.

Since its inception, VF Group Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè has been among the youngest professional formations globally, gaining recognition and prestige from the cycling audience and all stakeholders year after year. The former Italian national team coach was just the first in a long list of Italian talents, including, among others, Petacchi, Guidi, Podenzana, Conti, Guerini, Zanini, and more recently, Colbrelli, Modolo, Pozzovivo, Brambilla, Battaglin, Canola, Ciccone, and the most recent addition, Filippo Zana.

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 Libre Sense biosensor at www.supersapiens.com.

About Supersapiens

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.