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Tour de France tech: Time trial gear, part 2

By:
Robin Wilmott
Published:
July 30, 2014, 1:20 BST,
Updated:
July 30, 2014, 7:40 BST
Race:
Tour de France
Team Sky's extraordinary F-Type TT chase car evolved from an idea dreamed up by Jaguar's Special Vehicles (SV) team, who create bespoke Jaguars and Land Rovers for clients with particular needs or problems to solve. When asked, Jaguar said that this modification will be available to customers, although we expect it wouldn't be cheap.

Team Sky's extraordinary F-Type TT chase car evolved from an idea dreamed up by Jaguar's Special Vehicles (SV) team, who create bespoke Jaguars and Land Rovers for clients with particular needs or problems to solve. When asked, Jaguar said that this modification will be available to customers, although we expect it wouldn't be cheap.

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This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

In part two of our huge Tour de France time trial tech gallery, we take a close look at Team Sky's outrageous F-Type TT team car, new and old time trial bikes, external-internal batteries and yet more gear with someone else’s brand on it.

In our visits to each and every one of the teams at the race, we look at the bikes of upstart Kemo, the veteran (nearly 150 years old now) Bianchi, plus cooling vests, magic puree, saddle positions, custom modifications and more.

Oh, and that F-Type? Everyone walking past it, even the most traditional, dyed-in-the-wool cyclists, agreed that it sounded awesome just burbling at walking pace.


Check out all the novel solutions like this one in the gallery above, and in you missed it, here is part 1 of the Tour de France tech: team trial gear

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