• Today's Plan will be the focal point of Team Sky's training technology. (Getty)
Team Sky today announced a technology partnership with Australian analytics and training startup, Today’s Plan.
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Cycling Central

15 Sep 2016 - 12:21 AM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2016 - 9:35 AM

Today’s Plan will provide development and customisation of their existing cloud based technology platform, to meet the needs of the Team Sky performance staff, coaches and riders.

Development is underway now, with Team Sky migrating fully to the Today’s Plan platform in time for the 2017 season.

“I believe the next real advantage will come not from which team can acquire the most information, but from which team can best put the insights gained from that information into practice, day to day, week after week, Team Sky boss David Brailsford said.

"This partnership with Today’s Plan will give Team Sky that advantage.

“Successfully and efficiently sharing that information with coaches, the Sports Directors, performance staff and riders will drive improvements, both now and in the future”.

The platform will be the primary tool used by Team Sky’s coaches for training prescription and analysis of rider performance and training load.

“The beauty of our partnership with Team Sky is that it will benefit all users of Today’s Plan," said Ben Bowley, Managing Director of Today’s Plan.

"This drive in innovation will make Today’s Plan a stronger training tool for every cyclist, from professional riders through to people new to training.”

The platform supports not just on-bike and on-body sensor data, but also  integrates external data such as weather, nutrition and wellness data from a range of fitness systems.

Team Sky riders will have access to the platform’s ecosystem of mobile and desktop apps, and the main website will become their daily contact point for recording performance data, and to review their training progression as they prepare for season goals.