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Sponsors

BMC is a world-leading Swiss, Premium, Performance Cycling manufacturer. Established in 1994, its Headquarters are located in Grenchen at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the heart of the Swiss watch making industry where it also has its very own research and design facility; the Impec Lab. The company employs approximately 120 people, worldwide. BMC sponsors four major professional teams; the BMC Racing Team, BMC-Etixx Professional Triathlon Team, the BMC Mountain Bike Team and the BMC Factory Trailcrew who have won accolades such as the Tour de France (2011), the UCI Elite MTB, Team Time Trial, and Road World Championships and many long-distance Ironman Championships.

BMC prizes tradition, but embraces technology. Its expertise is distilled from generations of bike making, while its competency comes from being thought-leaders in composite materials and cutting-edge, computer-aided bike design.

For more information: www.bmc-switzerland.com

Nutrition has been called long distance triathlon's fourth discipline. Etixx supplies the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team with certified and reliable nutritional support and products. Etixx Sports Nutrition has been developed with, and is used by, some of the very best athletes in the world. Etixx’s mission is to support optimal, healthy performance by developing a complete range of unique, cutting-edge formulations with superior ingredients, supported by first-class product testing. Today and tomorrow, Etixx stands for the gold standard in Sports Nutrition.

For more information: http://etixxsports.com

Uplace is an independent real estate group in the lifestyle business. We develop and invest in all in one experience destinations and in innovative office projects. Our flagship developments in Belgium include Uplace Brussels, the revitalization of a brownfield site in Machelen with a hotel, offices, retail, leisure and an iconic tower, and our office projects in Mechelen along the E19 highway. We are not a traditional real estate company; we are a real people company. We ask people how they want to live, work and relax and respond by developing, managing and investing in innovative property solutions that add value to communities. In the development of our projects we rely on our 30 year track record of 166 real estate projects nationally and internationally and our collaboration with premium research, project and business partners. At Uplace, every day is about developing potential. Just as in triathlon, we are all about perseverance, long term planning and mastering different disciplines simultaneously to deliver for our partners. Triathlon is the sport that best embodies our guiding principle, “There is more you in U”.

For more information: www.uplace.eu.

Partners

Polar

Listening to your body is one thing, understanding what it is telling you is an altogether different story. Polar helps you get under the skin of your training. We put it down to a combination of expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with a deep understanding of customer needs. It’s no surprise then that we’ve been leading the way in technological innovations and heart rate monitors since 1977. That is why the BMC-Etixx athletes use the Polar V800 sport watch and V650 smart GPS bike computer.

http://www.polar.com/en

Speedo

The BMC-Etixx athletes wear the Speedo wetsuit for maximum speed, buoyancy and comfort. Speedo also supplies the team with swim wear and goggles.

http://www.speedo.co.uk/

uvex

There are demands. Standards. And there is uvex. uvex doesn't just comply with high demands, expectations and standards. They exceed them. uvex has decades of experience in developing bike helmets and is one of the major innovation drivers in this sector. With uvex cycling helmets you are always well prepared. That is why the BMC-Etixx athletes only use uvex helmets, including the EDAero, race 6, race 5 and race 2 pro.

uvex will also provide the BMC-Etixx athletes with high-performance race and training sunglasses and stylish leisure shades.

www.uvex-sports.com

Shimano

To maximize our athletes' cycling performance, the team BMC TM01 and road bikes are custom-finished with Shimano Di2 gearing, Dura-Ace components, wheels and pedals. Shimano also serves as the team supplier of bike shoes.

http://www.shimano.com

BMW Le Couter

Triathlon comes with travel and logistics. Uplace-BMC staff and athletes can tackle both challenges with comfort, safety and style, thanks to the BMW 1 and 3 series kindly made available by BMW Le Couter Tielt.

http://www.lecouter.bmw.be

Sportoase

The BMC-Etixx athletes use the Sportoase facilities as a dedicated training base for all their swim sessions and other workouts when visiting the team head quarters in Belgium.

http://www.sportoase.be

Tacx

Tacx is the official BMC-Etixx supplier of turbo and bike trainers for all those indoor sessions. And thanks to Tacx, we will never run out of our customized water bottles.

http://www.tacx.com

Compressport

Compressport is specialized in developing innovative compression apparel. Coming from a medical research background and specialist in sports compression, Compressport offers an innovative range of compression products combining the highest technologies with the latest trends. That is why the BMC-Etixx athletes wear the Compressport high end compression sleeves, recovery socks and pro racing socks. 

http://www.compressport.com/

fi'zi:k

From comfort to positioning, saddles matter in a 180 km Ironman bike leg. The BMC-Etixx athletes use the fi'zi:k Arione and the revolutionary Tritone saddles.

http://www.fizik.com

Vittoria

Vittoria is the official supplier of the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team bike tubulars and tyres. Since 1953 Vittoria Industries Ltd. has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a unique brand image. Today’s Vittoria Industries Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires, with an annual production of more than 7 million tires and 900.000 famous tubulars and cotton tires. Its research & development center develops the best racing tires for all levels, especially the unique Corsa Series cotton tires.

https://www.vittoria.com/

Sands Beach

Sands Beach Active is the warm weather partner of the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace. You will find our athletes getting race-ready at Sands Beach throughout the year.

http://www.activelanzarote.com

Altium i10

Altitude i10 is an altitude simulator device that was originally unveiled in late 2015, and has been rolling out to consumers this year. Targeted specifically at the endurance sport community – from triathletes, to runners, cyclists and obstacle racers – the device presents an interesting tool for elite athletes and committed age groupers to raise their performance levels.

The key benefit put forward by Altium i10 is that the device gives a boost to the ‘engine’ of the athlete… ‘By controlling and reducing the amount of oxygen that athletes experience at high altitude, the Altium i10 device triggers the body to improve oxygen efficiency – and, in turn, boosts endurance performance.’

https://altium-i10.com/

Scicon

The BMC-Etixx athletes travel a lot. To ensure the bikes get transported in optimal conditions, Scicon provides all athletes with the strong and handy AEROCOMFORT Triathlon Bike Bag. 

http://www.sciconbags.com

Best Swim Centre

To prepare for the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca and their late spring races, the BMC-Etixx athletes travel to Mallorca for a training camp in collaboration with the Best Swim Centre in Colonia Sant Jordi.

http://www.bestswimcentre.com

Ogio

OGIO is an innovative designer of bags with unique styling that is infused with intelligent designs. Their bags cover all logistic and travel needs for the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace.

http://ogio.com/

Bakala Academy

The KU Leuven-based Bakala Academy supports the BMC-Etixx athletes with sports-scientific testing and advice to maximize their race and training performance. This includes the critical dehydration testing to prepare for the Ironman Hawaii.

http://www.bakala-academy.com

Training Peaks

TrainingPeaks’ data management system will allow the team members to manage their training and race data in the most efficient way and measure their progress. This secure follow-up must help the athletes to achieve peak athletic performance. 

http://home.trainingpeaks.com

Stages Power Meters

Stages Cycling is dedicated to improving your cycling performance, fitness, and health. Stages offers all athletes the precision data demanded by cycling and triathlon's elite, in an easy to understand form to help anyone achieve their greatest goal. The BMC-Etixx athletes will use the Stages Power meters to provide them with the precision date needed to optimize their performance in training and during races.

https://stagescycling.com/eneu/