MYLAPS ProChip technology captures the performance of German cyclists
Discover the successful first year of the partnership between Datasport Germany and the German Cycling Federation, the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR), and how the utilization of MYLAPS ProChip technology contributed to a seamless season of timing.
Successful first season of long-term partnership
The partnership between Datasport Germany GmbH and the BDR was formed in April 2023, with the aim of both sides wanting to develop new ideas together and introduce innovative technical implementations in the world of cycling. By joining forces, they ensured a smooth results service for the “Müller – Die lila Logistik Rad-Bundesliga”. With the help of MYLAPS ProChip technology, the organizations have realized their goal of making the timekeeping a seamless process.
BDR Vice President Günter Schabel, who is responsible for the Cycling Bundesliga, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership "We are excited to work with Datasport Germany and happy to have access to all the results directly after the races.”
Björn Steinmetz, Managing Director of “Datasport Germany GmbH”, added: “We thank the BDR for their trust in our work. We look back at a great first year and look forward to continue this partnership for many years.”
Utilizing MYLAPS ProChip Technology
A key factor that contributes to the success of the partnership is the utilization of MYLAPS ProChip technology. This cutting-edge timing system is the standard for high-speed sports with an accuracy up to 0.003 seconds. It can handle speeds of up to 75 km/h (46.6 mph) which is invaluable at professional cycling races. The beating heart of the system, the ProChip Smart Decoder, is the smallest and lightest timing decoder in the industry.
With the support of the ProChip system Datasport Germany and the BDR are able to determine even the closest finishes without any concerns about equipment failures. The timing system works with battery-powered timing chips, decoder, detection loop and timing software. The ProChip technology makes the timeline setup easier and quicker than ever.
Partnership between MYLAPS and Datasport
In 2021, MYLAPS and Datasport began a long-term partnership to offer best-in-class digital sports experiences to event organizers and their participants and fans.
Thomas Bachofner, CEO of Datasport AG: ‘Datasport has a long history of providing highest quality services to its event organizers. Accurate and reliable timing data are a crucial element of the race experience where we are not willing to make any compromises for our organizers and their participants and followers. The Covid-19 pandemic turned out to be an ideal moment to initiate a smooth transition to MYLAPS technology, guaranteeing highest quality equipment and support for the coming years.’