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Cross-Country Skiing & Biathlon

When dealing with winter sports, facing the elements makes timekeeping even harder than usual. As always, timing needs to work perfectly to make a successful event. MYLAPS Sports Technology provides you with a durable, easy to use and long-lasting equipment. For cross-country skiing and biathlon depending on your event we offer two timing solutions; ProChip and BibTag timing.

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Find all of your cross-country and biathlon results on MYLAPS Sporthive.

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Timing Systems

The extreme conditions during winter sports events add an extra element to timekeeping and demands a lot from both the timer and the equipment. The ProChip & BibTag system is ideal in these situations. It is accurate and highly reliable under demanding conditions: it easily deals with snow and ice. Moreover, the antenna that is required to pick up the signals from the athletes can easily be embedded in snowy or even icy surfaces. For long distance sports, such as cross country skiing and biathlon, intermediate points are a valuable addition.

ProChip Setup

The ProChip Smart Decoder is the new standard in portable timing decoders. The decoder is 2.5x smaller, 6x lighter and 3x more affordable than the previous ProChip Portable Decoder, while maintaining all of the functionality and even adding features.

Because of it’s small size the ProChip Smart Decoder fits in your carry-on luggage, so it makes your logistics a lot easier. To time a race all you need is the ProChip Smart Decoder, a loop, ProChips and a laptop with Timing & Scoring and you are good to go!

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Detection loops are installed in the track at the start and finish line and intermediate time points. The loops work as the system´s antennas and pick up the ProChips signals.

The detection loop can be installed in basically every type of surface.

  • Asphalt or concrete (not permanent): use industrial quality adhesive tape to affix the loop to the course. Make sure you use high quality tape to secure the tape to the road.
  • Ice: Cut slots of approximately 2 cm (1inch) deep in the ice, embed the loop wires and fill with water. Make sure to do this well in advance of an event, as the water will need some time to freeze.
  • Snow: cut slots in the snow, approximately 20 cm (8 inch) deep. Place the loop wires in the slot and fill them with snow.
Speed Skating & Short track

The ProChip Timer is the newest addition to the ProChip System. Together with the ProChip Communicator it is the fastest manageable timing chip in bulk. Try it now.

Manage and activate your ProChips in bulk

ProChip Timer is a timing solution for timers that have to manage a large number of chips at once. The bulk-activation functionality of the ProChip in combination with the ProChip Communicator makes the process of checking and activating ProChips smooth and effortless. You always know what ProChips are ready for the next event and which ones you need to update.

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The ProChip is the proven reliable chip with an upgraded processor. It has best in class read-rates, high speed accuracy and is used at all A level events in the world. Each chip is unique which guarantees athlete identification up to 0.003 seconds.

To use the chip in races you need an active 1, 2 or 5 year subscription that you can activate with the ProChip Communicator in MYLAPS Connect.

The ProChip comes with a practice option for facilities where a ProChip System is installed. In practice mode it is possible to effortlessly use the system with automated online training data.

Why ProChip Timer?

The ProChip Timer is designed to make it easier to manage and update your ProChips in one overview.

Pros of the ProChip Timer:

  • Easy bulk activation & mass subscription renewal
  • Best in class read-rates and high speed accuracy up to 0.003 seconds
  • Wireless management of your battery-powered ProChips
  • Clear overview of ProChips owned, status and subscription wallet via
  • Compatible with the proven ProChip System
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ProChips can be used at many different types of sports. They come with ankle strap for use at triathlons, swimming and more.

The ultimate system for high-speed elite sports

All athletes have a ProChip FLEX attached to their ankle/wrist strap or bike in order to identify each participant and to record the exact time at which they pass the start, finish and intermediate time lines. Each ProChip sends out a unique signal to the ProChip system that is embedded in the track.

The ProChip FLEX: used for many different sports

The ProChip Flex can be used for many different types of sports. They come with ankle strap for use at triathlons, swimming and more. When used at cycling events it is recommended to mount the ProChip FLEX on the bicycle’s front fork, as close as possible to the front axle, by using cable ties.


Every MYLAPS ProChip FLEX comes with a subscription for 1, 2 or 5 years. After the initial subscription period, the subscription can be renewed.

  • Timing Resolution: 0.003 sec
  • Density: 4800 chips/minute
  • Housing: Water- and shockproof
  • Numbers available: unlimited

MYLAPS ProChips are highly durable and can even be washed in your washing machine!

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Timing a race and creating reliable results, is a challenging task. Pick the software that is most fitting to your timing needs. The Software options for cross-country skiing and biathlon with ProChip is:

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  • Basic system component
  • Full experience
  • Flexible component

BibTag Setup

The BibTag Smart Decoder is the nextgeneration BibTag decoder. The light and small design is unlike any other decoder in the active mass timing industry. A product with the MYLAPS premium quality in performance when it comes to read rates, accuracy, density, and trustworthiness.

Enjoy the great usability experience when operating the BibTag Smart Decoder with a multi-color display, more intuitive controls as well as the lid window and side warning-LEDs.

Our decoder utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure accurate and real-time timing data capture. The high-performance system guarantees precise detection of participants, in all kinds of sports and event sizes. The BibTag Smart Decoder is fully compatible with the current BibTag portfolio.

The innovative design and strength of BibTag hardware provides you the best read rates in the industry, with a single ThinTag and standard SideAntenna setup. The SideAntenna frame stands low on the ground and the antennas allow you to place your BibTag decoder on the back of the frame making the setup compact and easy to handle.

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The BibTag system comes with different tags. These tags are designed for example for different weather conditions or types of sports. Pick the tag that suits your needs best and your timing system is ready for your next event.

Timing a race and creating reliable results, is a challenging task. Pick the software that is most fitting to your timing needs. The Software options for cross-country skiing and biathlon with BibTag are:

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Offer your participants and spectators the best event experience with live tracking! Or engage and support your athletes with in-app training plans. All of this and many more in your own branding to maximize the visibility and reach of your sponsors.

Allow friends and family to track real-time activities and progress of athletes during the race and increase the social reach of your event using the LiveTracking module. You can follow up to 25 people at the same time!


The BibTag Portable Decoder can also be used together with the MYLAPS BibTag Smart Decoder. All BibTag products are compatible.

  • Basic system component
  • Full experience
  • Flexible component

ProChip or BibTag

If you are timing a cross-country skiing or biathlon event the timing system setup that would be best for you is depending on the size and level of your event. For events with many participants, the BibTag system in combination with the MultiSports Tag is well suited. For events in which professional athletes participate (such as IRONMAN triathlons), the ProChip system is recommended. Both systems are suited for outdoor events, where you need to have flexible decoders and difficult, snowy and/or icy terrains at times.

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ProChip for high-speed arces

For events in which professional athletes participate (such as IRONMAN triathlons), the ProChip system is recommended because of its high accuracy and ability to handle high speeds. The chips are water &weather proof and are worn by the athletes on a comfortable ankle strap. The strap with the chip attached can be worn underneath any suit.

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BibTag for mass events

For events with many participants, the BibTag system in combination with the MultiSports Tag is well suited. This system can easily handle thousands of competitors and minimizes handling. The tag is well suited for use at triathlons as it meets everyone’s requirements. There are disposable and non-disposable tags available.


Environmental Impact


At MYLAPS, we prioritize minimizing our environmental impact through constant innovation. Since 2022, MYLAPS has become a carbon neutral company. Our product development focuses on durability, enabling our products to be used for extended periods in any weather.

The ProChips are reusable and resilient, allowing event organizers to reduce waste by using owned chips or encouraging athletes to bring their own. The ProChip Smart Decoder is smaller, more energy-efficient, and uses lead-free batteries. Our ThinTags, BibTag mats, and EasyMats are designed to be long-lasting and compact.


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Case Study

Wondering how the BibTag and ProChip systems work in practice when timing a cross-country skiing race?

Read our blog post on the essential techniques and tools for timing cross country ski races and gain insights from our partner Evodata as they share their expertise on timing the iconic race Marcialonga 2024.

How to time cross-country skiing?


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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want a personal consultation about the best timing system for your situation.

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