Atlanta, Georgia, September 21, 2020 – Supersapiens, an Atlanta-based sports technology
company focused on energy management to sustain peak athletic performance, announced
partnerships with Team Jumbo-Visma and CANYON//SRAM. Athletes from both WorldTour
teams are currently using the energy management system, powered by Abbott’s Libre Sense
Glucose Sport Biosensor, which provides athletes with real-time glucose visibility and can help
empower them to make real-time adjustments to fueling strategies.
Supersapiens is built by athletes with a combined 30+ years of experience at the toughest level
of sports. The Supersapiens ecosystem, utilizing Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport
Biosensor, was designed for athletes to continuously measure glucose to better understand the
correlation between glucose levels and athletic performance.
The Abbott Libre Sense is a small round biosensor (approximately the size of a two Euro coin)
worn on the back of the upper arm. The biosensor provides real-time glucose values and can be
worn for up to 14 days, and continuously transmits via Bluetooth® wireless technology to
Supersapiens app or the Supersapiens Reader for real-time visibility. The Supersapiens app
provides personalized Insights, Event Analytics, and powerful educational resources so athletes
can learn exactly how their body and performance levels are affected by their fueling strategy. In
a partnership with global healthcare leader Abbott, Supersapiens is bringing glucose monitoring
technology direct-to-consumer for athletes in Europe.
“Getting to name Team Jumbo-Visma and CANYON//SRAM as partners from our launch makes
us extremely proud to know we have some of the fastest bike racers in the pro peloton training
with Supersapiens’ ecosystem,” said Phil Southerland, founder and CEO of Supersapiens and
former professional cyclist. “The advantages of Supersapiens’ ecosystem to help athletes
sustain peak performance are real. For the first time, we provide athletes with Insights into the
body’s fuel levels, which will fundamentally change how all athletes view energy management.
We couldn’t be happier that these top WorldTour teams are embracing this technology.”
Before the Tour de France Grand Départ in Nice, several Team Jumbo-Visma athletes wore the
Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor for several days to collect base-level glucose data
as part of an observational wear trial. Team Jumbo-Visma riders are currently wearing the Libre
Sense Biosensor during training to learn more about each individual rider’s glucose variability.
“The better we understand how the body responds to training and nutrition, the more we can
optimize training and nutrition,” said Mathieu Heijboer, Head of Performance of Team Jumbo-
Visma. “Supersapiens gives us a tool to better understand this response in a way that has not
been possible before.”
CANYON//SRAM recently started utilizing the Supersapiens’ ecosystem. Established in 2016,
the team is racing its fifth season in the Women’s WorldTour with 16 women from 10 countries.
“We’re very pleased that Supersapiens has asked to partner with our team and provide our
riders with access to such an innovative system. The technology behind the Supersapiens
ecosystem and the information we will be able to gain on individual fueling strategies will further
assist our riders to reach even greater levels of performance,” said Ronny Lauke, Team
Manager of CANYON//SRAM.
Former British National Road Race Champion Hannah Barnes is eager to have access to real-
time glucose visibility and the insights it will provide for her fueling strategies.
“Supersapiens powered by Abbott Libre Sense will allow me to understand my body in more
detail and find the perfect routine for my fueling, instead of just guessing what is best for me,”
Look out for more athletes using the Supersapiens energy management system across various
The Supersapiens ecosystem, utilizing Abbott’s Libre Sense, is now available for presale at
Supersapiens.com in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and
the United Kingdom. Shipping to consumers will begin in the coming weeks. Learn more about
Supersapiens full line of products and purchase the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport
Biosensor at www.supersapiens.com.
Supersapiens is an Atlanta-based sports technology company focused on energy management
systems that improving athletic performance. Supersapiens empowers athletes to show up to
the starting line optimally fueled, to manage in-race fueling to sustain peak performance, and to
properly refuel and recover.