Federation University and the Subaru-Giant cycling team have entered into a three-year partnership focussed upon joining elite cycling athletes with leading sports science researchers at the new sports science facility in Mt Helen.
The partnership will provide Subaru Giant with unique access to the newly upgraded sports science facilities at Mt Helen, ensuring special access to their athletes as they develop their training and competition programs over the next three years.
Federation University will host a number of training camps each year as part of the partnership, using these camps as an opportunity to help the team shape unique tailored programs, specific to each athlete, helping them to be their best.
The partnership will focus on the elite Men’s, Women’s and Development Squads of the team, providing the opportunity for long term research around athlete development programs to be further finessed over the period.
Importantly, the research team will be able to measure the various impacts of a variety of sports science athlete preparation and management techniques through this process.
Quotes attributable to the Vice Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia – Prof Duncan Bentley
“We are extremely proud to become the official Sports Science Partner for Subaru-Giant. This partnership builds upon our already strong relationship with elite cycling founded upon the annual RoadNats championship and will provide unique insights to our sports science specialists.”
“Sports science is a foundation strength of the university, and we are proud to be able support Subaru-Giant as they embark on the next stage of their evolution towards international competition.”
“To be able to work in partnership with elite athletes over a three-year period is a unique opportunity for our sports science specialists to refine our training and competition programs.”
Quotes attributable to the General Manager Giant Racing Team - Nick Locandro
“Having a three-year agreement with Federation University as our Sports Science Partner allows us to access some of the best testing facilities in the country, which is exciting for the development of our riders, and valuable information to have in hand.”
“We have always been proud about developing riders off the bike, and this partnership aligns perfectly with that, and we are honoured to have partners that align so closely with our own values.”