Glancing back one year - the CORE Body Temperature Monitor sensor technology was officially launched at the 2020 Tour de France and a 'Mystery Team' were using CORE, following each stage we published the rider core body temperature data.
Fast forward to the 2021 Tour de France and because of the popularity of CORE, it is easier for us to say who is not using CORE. We formerly supply a number of the UCI WorldTeams and have also just added Team INEOS Grenadiers and Movistar. However, there are also a host of teams and riders who we don't formally supplying (yet) who are also using the CORE technology.
One of the advantages of CORE is that it is quite discrete. This means that CORE sensor is as simple as a heart rate monitor sensor or cadence sensor in that it doesn't distract nor require special attention.
However as it is discrete, this also means that the CORE is hard to spot as it can be almost invisible when it is attached securely to the pro-riders heart rate monitor strap and positioned under the jersey.
We have compiled a few photos and media from the 2021 Tour de France where we have spotted CORE. These are from team that we officially supply however if you watch the race carefully, you will also a number of spot riders from other teams who are also using CORE.
When you spot a CORE - please share and tag us #corebodytemp
Team INEOS Grenadier
Ever wondered how we maximise performance, whether it's a sweltering hot stage 🔥🌡️— INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) June 29, 2021
...or a freezing cold Classic 🥶?
Check out the latest @corebodytemp tech our riders are using at #TDF2021 pic.twitter.com/87FKWXkGw6
Team Deceuninck - Quick-Step
2021 Tour de France - Stage 3— Deceuninck-QuickStep (@deceuninck_qst) June 28, 2021
Analysis and rider @corebodytemp data.
For the 183km #TDF2021 Stage 3 from Lorient to Pontivy, @ballero_94 mastered a mainly flat stage. The pace heading towards the line is reflected in the rider temperature data on this day which he ended in 4th. pic.twitter.com/D56l7sxkHq
Team Qhubeka NextHash
Team Astana Premier-Tech