The peloton's best kept secret

Bingoal WB and its partner CORE have been working together since 2023 on the regulation of body temperature during training and racing.

CORE uses the best performance optimization technologies; our team is closely monitoring these advances and our partnership with CORE is an excellent opportunity! The world of modern sport is aware of the importance of the link between body temperature and performance in training and racing: CORE brings its expertise in thermoregulation. Many World Tour Teams and Pro Teams use CORE in their preparation and performance processes.

CORE allows runners to know their body temperature in real time during training and racing. The small CORE sensor, portable and discreet, attaches to the heart rate monitor bracelet. The recorded data can be read retrospectively by the trainer: the analysis of this data allows the best use of body temperature during exercise. The power developed during exercise often raises runners' body temperature to 40°C or more. An athlete who is not prepared for this rise in temperature loses performance because his body diverts blood from the muscles to the skin to cool it.

The accuracy, reliability and ease of use of CORE allow coaches to establish an individual “temperature profile” for each runner and to precisely predict and adapt each person's heat load.

Ross McGraw, vice president and director of CORE. “Almost the entire professional peloton has integrated CORE into its technology, not only for races in high heat but also to monitor body temperature data in all training and competitions. Riders and teams know that when body temperature increases, they lose power. One study found a 5% loss in power for every 1 degree increase in body temperature. Another study found a 2,5% increase in hemoglobin mass after training in the heat. »

Jon Wiggins, BINGOAL WB Performance Manager. “Body temperature is an integral part of our runners' daily training and analysis of race data. I have a dashboard of athletes' performance in different environments. With this information, we can adjust our runners' training based on their body temperature, adapt their nutritional program and anticipate their running style and tactics taking into account individual performance gains and losses due to environmental factors. ”