Road Cycling

Cycling is among the world’s most popular sports, and it is not hard to understand why. Battling the elements on a bike, sometimes at great heights and often at great speeds, is a great way to get in shape and enjoy the outdoors. For every type of event in road cycling we have a timing system that fits your needs, ProChip system for races and BibTag system for cyclos.

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Timing systems for all road cycling races and events

High speed accuracy ✔  High detection rate ✔  Both ProChip and BibTag available 

Timekeeping at road cycling events is a huge challenge. Many events are being organized for cyclists of all levels: from small club events to professional cycling races and cyclos with a lot of participants.

Cyclo events require high detection rates and being able to publish results quickly. Whereas, professional cyclists reach high speeds while having to be measured at an accuracy of 1/1000th of a second.

With these challenging conditions, events, clubs and timers simply need a system on which they can rely at all times.

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Timing solutions

Timekeeping at road cycling events is a huge challenge.

Recreational cycling can sometimes be visited by thousands of cyclists who are up for a challenge and a fun day. Whereas professional cyclists reach high speeds while having to be measured at an accuracy of 1/1000th of a second, riding around in groups of sometimes 180 cyclists: events simply need a system on which they can rely.

ProChip System 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, a laptop with Timing & Scoring and you are good to go!

 

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

The detection loop can be installed in 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 loop 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.

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 who 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 the best in class read-rates, high speed accuracy and it 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 portal.mylaps.com
  • Compatible with the proven ProChip System

 

More information

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.

Features

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!

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 Road Cycling with ProChip are:

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  • Basic system component
  • Full experience
  • Flexible component

BibTag System Setup

The decoder is attached to the mats, which decodes the BibTag signals into the athletes IDs and their measured times. Portable decoders have an integrated battery and they can measure up to 50 BibTag passings per second.

The system is especially designed for mass events, to handle a high density of athletes.

Detection mats are placed at the start, finish and split timing locations. The mats serve as the system’s antennas as they detect the signals sent out by the BibTags. We offer modular mats that allow you to create timing locations between 1 and 8 meters wide per system.

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The BibTag system comes with different tags. These tags are designed 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.

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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.

  • Basic system component
  • Full experience
  • Flexible component

ProChip or BibTag

If you are timing a cycling event it is depending on the type of event what timing system setup would be best for you: a ProChip or a BibTag system setup.

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ProChip for high speed races

The ProChip system is highly accurate, the times are measured up to 1/1000th of a second – it easily points out the winner in even the closest of finishes. Moreover, it can handle speeds of up to 75 km/h (±46 mph) – invaluable at (professional) cycling races. It's also very suitable for fixed solutions like a cycling track.

BibTag for mass events

The BibTag is well-suited for (recreational) mass cycling events. It is built to handle a large number of cyclists as the timing tags, which can be mounted onto the bike’s handlebar plates, can simply be distributed and are disposable. The system works under the most demanding conditions, it is weatherproof and can easily be used at rugged terrains.

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Create the ultimate event experience

You want to give your cycling event or venue the best possible experience. With these apps and services you have the tools to give that bit extra that will lift the sport experience to the next level.

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Every event organization and timer strives to offer an unique experience to their participants, followers and sponsors. With LiveTracking, nicely displayed results, selfies and LivePhotos you bring your event experience to the next level.

EventApp

Offer your participants a smooth registration. MYLAPS works together with registration experts that offer the best-in-class registration platform. The registration platform comes with an easy to use content management system (CMS). Setup your registration page in a few simple steps.

Registration

MYLAPS Sporthive is the practice and event results platform for running, cycling, triathlon, skating, mud and fun runs and all other forms of active sports. Results from ProChip-timed events as well as other events, will be uploaded to MYLAPS Sporthive.

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

It doesn’t matter if it’s a pro-cyling race you are timing or a mass event, if it’s track cycling or road cycling, you always want the best equipment. We provide you with the best systems out there. Consult us about what solution suits your situation best and check the customer stories or the system specifics.

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