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Our riders do not only train on the bike but also next to it. Occasionally even in bed! Thanks to our collaboration with Box Altitude, we can simulate sleeping at altitude. This enhances our athletes' athletic performance.
Numerous professional athletes enjoy training or sleeping at heights. It boosts the body's ability to absorb oxygen, improving athletic performance. It is considered ideal for spending the night at 2,500 metres. However, it is not practical to frequently travel abroad for this training impact. Because of this, Team Jumbo-Visma enjoys using the high-altitude sleeping equipment from Box Altitude.
"Altitude training is indispensable for our riders"
This Australian company creates sleeping and training rooms that replicate being at high altitudes for riders to use at home. It provides benefits without difficulties. Head of Performance Mathieu Heijboer: “Altitude training is indispensable for our riders. The team's busy season makes it challenging to fit in training camps; Box Altitude provides a solution with its altitude sleeping systems. In the past two years, we have seen that it has led to better performance on the bike.”
Since 2021, Team Jumbo-Visma has collaborated with Box Altitude. The organisations have recently extended their collaboration for at least another year.