The mission of the DRG Knights Liv Race team is to develop a fully-funded Australian female cycling team that supports female cyclists by giving them every opportunity to reach the very pinnacle of the sport, within a healthy and empowering environment.
Our team is intentionally built around a mixture of abilities and experience, and our success is measured by creating opportunities and building a rich, supportive culture of growth on and off the bike.
We are professional and competitive in all aspects of racing, however, we never lose sight of the bigger picture—to have fun.
Kate Perry, High Performance Manager:
"The Lumin product isn't just a performance data management space for us. It provides us with a centralised hub from which we can communicate with the team as well as manage all of our events on the race calendar. With team members all over Australia, it is important for us to be able to have a uniform means of staying in touch with our athletes. What excites me the most about the Lumin team is their passion and enthusiasm for supporting sporting teams and industry professionals, providing a seamless system that is user-friendly, intuitive, and sleek in design!
"Our team consists of 9 female athletes, competing in the National Road Series, a domestic road cycling competition, here in Aus! All of our athletes are training full time, working and/or studying, with three doctors on the team! Dotted all around the country (WA, NSW, Vic, SA, and Qld), it is important for us to be able to keep informed and up to date with how everyone is going, not just when we come together for races, but outside and around race weekends.
Each rider has their own coach, so as the HPM, it is my role to oversee the training, but not prescribe it. Which is where the Lumin platform is super powerful. Being able to port training data in from Trainingpeaks, as well as sync wellness data from wearables means that the riders can just focus on getting the training done, and not worry about having to manually upload to another platform. Cycling is already a data-heavy sport, so we really wanted to have a means by which we weren't adding any additional tasks to the athletes' already busy schedules!
Another great feature that we use regularly is the race report feature. This helps our Director Sportif gain additional insight into how the riders felt about not only their performance but also how the team performed. We centre this feedback around our team values and cultural standards, which is an important piece for us to be able to call upon to ensure we are all working together collectively for the team's mission. By giving the riders a safe and private space in which they can reflect on the race, we can provide additional commentary on how we feel the race went with reference to how it was seen through the riders' eyes. Cycling is an interesting sport in that individual results equate to team success. This is why we place such an emphasis on creating the right culture to foster this mindset. Quite tricky when we only come together half a dozen times a year! The Lumin platform provides us with the right tools to get the job done!
Cassia Boglio, Team Athlete:
The Lumin/Arc app is an efficient way of opening up athlete-team communication, allowing the team to have valuable insight into our daily training environments. By collating rider data to look at trends and performance markers, the app can clearly show if an athlete is progressing smoothly or if there is anything that could be a potential issue. This saves a lot of time and hassle for the team as it’s an easy way for the riders to explicate how they’re feeling via a simple method, which is then translated to the team through data. By linking a simple questionnaire and our training data, the app is an efficient way of measuring the riders entire wellbeing.
Having a performance partner like Lumin Sports is super exciting for Knights. Because we are all based around the country it can be hard for the team to monitor how we’re all going in between big races. Having Lumin on board means that the line of communication between the riders and team management has become easier for everyone. It’s also useful and reassuring to have the team looking out for us to make sure we’re managing our training load and other life stressors.
Having recently come of some great results at the Tour of Brisbane, we look forward to supporting the team into the 2023 season and beyond.
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"As a professional cycling team we have athletes based all over the world, and at times we don’t see them in person for several weeks during the season or months during the off season, and even longer in the current climate. The Lumin Arc platform and Phila app allow us to simplify and centralise both qualitative and quantitative data on the athletes and is a valuable tool for us both for helping with team selection decisions, but also for general monitoring of the athletes health and well being."
"Lumin's Arc platform is a game changer in professional cycling. Arc has given our team real insights into the athlete’s performance and how they are feeling and training every day. This has and will continue to improve our decision making in a globally disparate team."
"We are a sport and a team with such a diverse work force which is geographically dispersed. Keeping in touch with each other is critical , every day that a rider is not able to train is a day lost to the team and to the rider. Technology and the partnership with Lumin has enabled us to be more connected than ever in a meaningful and relevant way, keeping us on the road."
"I can comfortably say that Lumin has saved us well over 40% in time spent collecting and preparing data, meaning we can spend more time putting the data to use."
“I am able to see all of my data in real time combined into the one system. Everything from my wellness to my performance data on one system is incredibly powerful. I’m able to connect all of my data to my coaches, performance staff and the people allowing me to be at my best. I’m able to integrate my 3rd party hardware and it will upload instantly to the Arc platform for instant analysis. As an athlete we often are asked to use a variety of different tools to monitor all of our performance metrics, With the Arc Mobile and Arc platforms this now consolidates this monitoring and data collection to very few seamless steps, allowing me to concentrate on racing and performing at my best."
"The Arc and Phila platforms have provided us with the ability to understand and monitor our group more in depth, while reducing our admin time with the data analysis perspective, giving us more time for what matters, developing our players on the field."
"The interactive, user-friendly nature of the platform helps to sort through large data sets to find the relevant information. With around 25-30% reduction in work-force across the league as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to maintain the same level of analysis across the 2021 season through the Arc platform."
"Since using Arc by Lumin Sports, we, as a high performance football team have been able to consolidate a-lot of our existing data storage and analysis platforms so that we can now use one central platform throughout the department. Seamless integrations with real time visuals has been at the forefront of my work and where I see the most benefit and potential from the Arc platform from my point of view."