Team Garmin - Chipotle's Christian Vande Velde has been busy finding his position on his time trial bike for 2009. Although the team is sticking with its current bike sponsor Felt, the riders will have to get used to riding aerobars from a different sponsor. At the recent team training camp in Boulder, Colorado, Vande Velde, who finished fifth at the Tour de France this summer, spent some time making the transition. Cyclingnews was there to document his fitting session on video.
With a long history of back and hip issues, Vande Velde needs to get his position with the new 3T Brezza aerobars just right. He and his technical support team used Retül's novel 3-D motion and spatial capture system to fine-tune his positions to accommodate the different shape of the new bars.