Without RaceRanger at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

El IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, which is celebrated today, will not use the RaceRanger system, as initially planned.

The decision was made at the last minute, after detecting technical problems during pre-race testing.

RaceRanger, a technology developed by the New Zealand company of the same name, promised to revolutionize drafting control in the cycling segment of triathlon events.

The system, based on small GPS devices that are installed on bicycles, allows judges to accurately determine whether an athlete is violating drafting rules.

Temporary solution

Instead of RaceRanger, there will be a return to traditional methods of drafting control, such as surveillance by judges on motorcycles and on foot. Although this solution is less precise, it ensures the sportsmanship of the competition.

James Elvery, Co-Founder and CEO of race ranger, expressed his disappointment at not meeting the standards expected for his debut in Oceanside.

 "We have worked tirelessly to get these new devices ready for the event“Elvery stated. “We deeply regret not reaching the expected level of performance, but our commitment to the solution and improvement is total.".

- race ranger is already in the process of correcting these errors, with an eye toward IRONMAN Texas as the next goal.

There are no previous results.

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