OK, that’s a lie, but it’s functionally indistinguishable from what they have done; ban blood glucose and lactate monitoring devices. Maybe I’m missing something, but this seems crushingly myopic. Sure it’s an advantage to know when your building unsustainable levels of lactate, or your blood sugar is about to crash, but that’s just data about your body; much like what a heart rate sensor, body temperature, or sweat rate sensors provide. If these are OK, why isn’t the Supersapiens device? 🤯
While the UCI has banned Supersapien devices from competition, Ironman Triathlon recently announced a partnership with the company – a tale that might come as little surprise to anyone that follows the banning foibles of the UCI and the more technophilic developments of triathlon.