inForm Technology Aids in Lance Armstrong’s Recovery
01 Apr 2009
Today, Lance Armstrong and Bontrager released more detail regarding Armstrong’s recent collarbone surgery. While it was previously reported that Armstrong’s right clavicle was screwed and plated back together after his March 23rd crash at the Castilla y Leon stage race in Spain, Armstrong and equipment sponsor Bontrager, jointly announced that he was the world’s first recipient of an inForm® Full Carbon Clavicle Upgrade.
Originally slated to be released at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon) Convention May 18-24th in Las Vegas, Bontrager moved up the launch date of the inForm CarbonClavicle™ to aid the return of Armstrong to the peloton.
“The original intent of the Bontrager inForm line was to use medical research to aid us in creating better cycling contact points, such as saddles, shoes and grips. But when we did the research into the most common cycling related injuries, the broken collarbone proved to be an area where we could actually help cyclists get back on the road sooner,” relates John Balmer, head of Bontrager Development.
The CarbonClavicle™, available in 4 male sizes and 4 WSD (Women’s Specific Design) sizes for both left and right shoulders, is an actual carbon fiber replacement of the clavicle. Dev