Supersapiens Welcomes Australian Olympian and Professional Cyclist Rachel Neylan as Advisor and Ambassador

March 30, 2022

The professional cyclist will use the Supersapiens system to achieve better glucose control and athletic performance

ATLANTA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Supersapiens, which develops products and insights to drive positive behavior change and unlock better performance and recovery, is energized to announce that Rachel Neylan has joined the company as both an advisor and ambassador. Supersapiens is powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor and hopes this new relationship will spread awareness of the benefits of the system to the cycling community.

Neylan races for the newly launched Cofidis women’s team and has a list of standout accolades over her 11-year professional career, which include taking silver at the UCI World Championship Road Race (2012), winning the inaugural women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (2015), taking the overall title at Trophee d’Or Feminin (2015), and representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Throughout her career, she’s earned victories and podiums at European UCI races and National Championships and represented Australia at six World Championships.

Announcing the partnership with Neylan, Supersapiens founder Phil Southerland said, “We’re honored to have Rachel join the Supersapiens team. Her results on the bike mixed with her passion to inspire everyone to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle makes her the perfect partner for Supersapiens. Additionally, her inquisitive nature around everything high-performance makes her input invaluable for innovating Supersapiens as a must-have tool for all athletes.”

In addition to being a professional athlete, Neylan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney. By combining her fundamental understanding of glucose with her goal of optimizing performance, Neylan utilizes Supersapiens as a tool to be in control and make intelligent, flexible decisions to help her achieve career targets.

“After seeing the Supersapiens launch in 2020, I knew immediately it was a game changer, allowing deeper insights into fuelling for optimal performance and optimal recovery,” Neylan explained. “Supersapiens has really challenged my perception of how much glucose my body requires. And through real-time and retrospective glucose analysis, it has given me greater confidence and ability to fuel much more aggressively and maximize my ability to recover faster, especially during hard training blocks.”

Supersapiens, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, delivers innovative insights around glucose data to help athletes to make informed nutrition decisions around training and recovery. Supersapiens is the first over-the-counter energy management system designed to visualize and understand the connection between glucose levels, energy, and performance.

Supersapiens launched to the public in September 2020 and the Supersapiens system, including Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, allows athletes to automatically receive their glucose levels every minute to the Supersapiens app via Bluetooth. This data can be viewed on Supersapiens app or their groundbreaking wearable device, the Supersapiens Energy Band, which is the first and only performance wearable that is capable of reading glucose data directly from the Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor.

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.

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About Supersapiens

Supersapiens is aiming to be the most influential sports brand of the decade. They develop innovative insights around glucose that drive positive behavior change and unlock better performance and recovery.

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.

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