Movistar Team continues finetuning and development at Podoactiva’s new cycling technology center
26 June 2020

Event in Madrid

Carlos Verona, Alba Teruel carry out postural and physical tests with top-of-the-line technologies from the Spanish firm.

The new Younext Bike hall of Podoactiva Montecarmelo clinic in Madrid has just been opened to the public, and Carlos Verona and Alba Teruel have turned up to this new center to support the brand as Movistar Team riders and undergo physical tests and analysis thanks to Younext, the new technology owned of Podoactiva. Just one month before the restart of a 2020 season overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, two of the most consistent riders from the Spanish outfit are already on the final straight towards their return.

As Verona and Teruel visited the new Podoactiva center, they were able to enjoy a thorough analysis with the Younext4D Motion Capture ® system, which captures the rider’s moves in four dimensions to analyze its gestures during the effort; measure the pressures in real-time on their saddle, handlebar and pedals through sensorized blankets; study their moves in 3D; and enjoy the rest of Podoactiva’s exclusive services, such as antro anthropometric surveys and baropometric studies.

This set of tests helps the riders both with preventing injuries and improving their performance. It’s a comprehensive analysis oriented towards keeping the athlete’s body under good care and optimize their abilities, measuring all values that play an impact when they’re on the bike.

The analysis and its conclusions will help Carlos Verona get ready for his second season in Movistar Team colours, the Madrilian still young yet already one of the most solid UCI WorldTour riders in stageraces (he’s finished 61 of the 64 he’s taken part in as a pro). “These preparations are being different to what we’re used to, just like everything this year. After spending long hours on the trainer during lockdown, being back to long rides outside on the bike requires us to take care of every single detailed”, explained the Spaniard, who added that “these studies and top technologies are of huge help for us, such valuable information to do our best.

In turn, Alba Teruel underlined “I’m taking some data from this study that will help me a lot when I’m back racing this summer.” The Valencia native from Benigànim, Spanish U23 ITT champion in 2018, knows “it can be a season full of surprises, and we must reach the first races at the best level possible.

María Herreros, Podoactiva podiatrist at the helm of the launch of this new service, said that “putting our resources and technology at the service of the best is something we feel immensely proud and privileged about. We want to turn this center into a reference for all people who enjoys bike riding here in Madrid.”

The Younext Bike hall of Podoactiva’s Montecarmelo clinic in Madrid is open to all bike riders, both seasoned and novice, who want to protect themselves from pain and injuries, improve their posture, set up their bikes perfectly and get overall better performance, both as competitors and just people who love practising this sport.

Podoactiva thus reinforces its strong bond with the Movistar Team, one of the most prestigious teams in the world and the only Spanish squad with a UCI WorldTour license for 2020. As part of this collaboration, and other than these tests, Podoactiva has also designed custom insoles for each and every rider in the team, with a specific focus on taking care of the athletes’ posture on the bike.