The Raelert-Brothers power on with Pioneer

Andreas and Michael Raelert look forward to a close partnership with Japanese Technology group – Power meter is a perfect tool for effective training management

Rostock. The Raelert-Brothers start with a new partner into the 2016 season. Together with the Japanese Technology group Pioneer, Andreas and Michael Raelert are proud to announce the cooperation. The Raelert-Brothers are looking forward to be part of developing the power meters of Pioneer. “We are very happy with this new partnership," say Andreas and Michael Raelert. They are convinced by the products of Pioneer. "Being athletes, we always want to show the best performances. That’s what we are living for both in training and competition. Our partners help us to achieve further improvements. We believe that we can improve in data analysis and training management thanks to Pioneer. This partnership gives us the opportunity to work more effectively in the future."

Since several years, Pioneer is working successfully in world-class sports. Pioneer is the official outfitter of various professional cycling teams. The high-tech equipment of Pioneer helps a lot of pro athletes to set the pace in major global races. Among others, the cycling teams Giant-Alpecin and Lotto-Jumbo rely on Pioneer’s power meter system including the pedaling monitor sensors and the Cyclocomputer SGX-CA 500. This system sets a new technical standard, the Pioneer power meter marks a new generation of high-end development. The new technology supports athletes who want to go fast and far. Besides racing, the power meter helps athletes to improve their training, too.

The Cyclocomputer SGX CA-500 produces not only more than 100 different measurements in real time, but also the data of two independent power vector sensors on the left and the right arm of the crank sets. This innovative technology is an important basis to optimize both the pedaling technique and the training management. Thanks to its touchscreen, the Cyclocomputer SGX-CA 500 is easy to handle even in difficult conditions. It is an excellent partner for all weather conditions. Moreover, the Cyclocomputer is built very light and compact. "It is an ideal companion in training and competition," say Michael and Andreas Raelert. 

In addition, the partnership with Pioneer gives the Raelert-Brothers an opportunity to improve the technical parameters of their cycling skills. "We already discovered in the past, how our cycling performances have improved by working closely with our partners CUBE and Swiss Side," the Raelert-Brothers say. Working on an "Instrumented bike" together with CUBE and Swiss Side back in 2015, Andreas and Michael Raelert could improve their performances effectively.

Roel Schoondermark, European Business Manager Pioneer, is looking forward to work with Andreas and Michael Raelert. “We are extremely proud that the Realert-Brothers recognize the capabilities of the Pioneer power meter. We are looking forward to working closely with them to improve their performance. A power meter is essential for the training for any triathlete. With our pedaling monitor (where athletes can improve their pedaling stroke) we bring an extra added value. We’ve worked hard to develop the Pioneer power meter together with the pro’s. Working with the highly professional Raelert-Brothers and their team will give us the opportunity to further develop our Pioneer power meter." The Dutch marketing group RSPNS connected the Raelert-Brothers with Pioneer.

The Raelert-Brothers in brief - The fastest brothers in the world of endurance Triathlon:

Andreas Raelert is the world’s fastest athlete on the Ironman distance. He holds the world record since July 10th 2011 - when Andreas won the Challenge Roth in 7:41:33 hours. He moved over to the Ironman distance in 2008 after a successful career in Olympic distance races. Andreas is a two-time Olympian: He reached 6th place at the Olympics in Athens 2004 and 12th place at the Olympics in Sydney 2000. Andreas won his debut over the Ironman distance at the Ironman Arizona in 2008. In 2009 he gave his debut at the legendary Hawaii Ironman and finished third. In 2010 he won the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt and finished second at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. 2011 he won the Challenge Roth in world best time on the bike (4:11:43 hours) - and was again third in Hawaii. In 2012 he won the ETU-European Championships on the middle distance at Challenge Kraichgau and finished second at the Ironman Hawaii. In 2013 Andreas Raelert celebrated victories at the Ironman Austria and at the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. He won the middle-distance triathlon Gdynia in 2014 and ranked third both at Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca and at the Ironman North American Championship Mon-Tremblant. In 2015 he won silver at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship, he had a third-place finish at the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championships in St. George and wins at the Vierlanden-Triathlon and the Müritz Triathlon in Germany. He took second place at the Ironman World Championship. Andreas Raelert was born on August 11th 1976 in Rostock.

Michael Raelert is the world’s fastest athlete on the Ironman 70.3 distance. Since November 14th 2009 he holds the world record - when Michael won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater in 3:34:04 hours. The two-time German champion over the Olympic Distance (2005/2008) joined the Ironman 70.3 distance for the first time in 2009 and remained undefeated over this distance for more than a year. In 2010 Michael celebrated the double: winning the European and World Championship in Ironman 70.3. In 2012 he had a successful Ironman debut - being runner-up at Ironman Regensburg. He won the Ironman 70.3 European Championships 2012 in Wiesbaden. In 2013 he won Ironman 70.3 Berlin, in 2014 he won Ironman 70.3 Rügen, Ironman 70.3 Miami, Ironman 70.3 Mandurah, Ironman 70.3 Ballarat and Challenge Bahrain. He ranked third at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl. In 2015 he took third place at Challenge Dubai, ranked second at the Challenge Heilbronn and won the Linz Triathlon, the Frankfurt City Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Miami and the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Michael Raelert was born on August 29th 1980 in Rostock.

The Raelert-Brothers support the project Mike Möwenherz in their hometown Rostock. Mike Möwenherz takes care of seriously ill children and helps them to live with their families. In 2012 Michael Raelert has dedicated his Ironman debut in Regensburg to this project.

The Pioneer power meter offers a great technology. Pioneer’s robust power meter system produces real time, dual-leg pedaling power measurements and analysis, graphically illustrating left and right power output, pedaling stroke efficiency, power loss, force vector analysis, and torque, in addition to cadence, heart rate, GPS positioning, speed, distance, elevation gain/loss, barometric pressure, ambient temperature, and more. At the heart of the system are two proprietary strain gauge crank-arm monitors developed by Pioneer that provide the highest power recording rate (on both legs) using twelve different points (every 30 degrees) on a single 360 degree pedaling stroke. The computer has an easy Wi-Fi upload function (industry first).

Contact Pioneer Business Management Europe: pioneer@rspns.com