Velon data: How it works
Velon’s unique rider data system captures real-time information during major professional races and makes it available online and to broadcasters around the world.
Our technicians place a lightweight network-connected device on the bike of each rider we track and on spare bikes, so that we still receive data even if a rider has to change bikes unexpectedly.
Velon’s device uses local 4G network capability to send data back to our cloud portal for processing. We show:
Heart rate (bpm)
The data appears in Velon’s live Race Centre where we add our own commentary and on our social media channels. We also send it to the broadcasters for them to turn the numbers into graphics demonstrating the huge efforts riders put in to try to win races.
At times, the strength of the signal from our devices drops, either because the race passes through an area with no or low 4G signal. Velon is working hard to maximise the reliability of the data, but some intermittent failures occur as races pass through remote terrain at high speeds.
We’re constantly working with the world’s best technology partners, including EY, to improve the system and the data it produces to bring you closer to the race.