Team Sky will be the envy of the peloton during Saturday’s Tour de France time trial stage after being presented with a bespoke F-Type Coupé to use as a support vehicle by Jaguar.
The unique F-TYPE concept car is based on the F-TYPE R Coupé and will be supplied on stage 20, which sees the riders tackle a 54km race against the clock between Bergerac and Périgueux.
The unique F-TYPE features a new racking solution which can carry two Pinarello Bolide TT bikes, and a separate electric supply in the boot which powers the radios, amplifiers, microphones, horns and televisions which will enable communication between our Sports Directors and the riders.
Sir Dave Brailsford was mightily impressed when Jaguar handed him the keys during the second rest day in Carcassonne, and is delighted to be working so closely with one of the team’s key innovation partners.
He said: “Jaguar is an iconic British brand that has been an integral partner for Team Sky for over four years. We have already benefited from their high performance credentials and expertise in technological capabilities and engineering innovations, particularly with the recent development of the Pinarello Dogma F8.
“This F-TYPE concept is a world class vehicle that will help get the best out of the team on the TT stages.”
JLR Global Brand Experience Director, Mark Cameron added: “Jaguar has supplied high performance support vehicles to Team Sky since its first season in 2010.
“The development of this F-TYPE Coupé is the latest example of our shared belief to push the boundaries and provide technologically innovative solutions, both on and off the bike. The visual impact of the F-TYPE Coupé during Stage 20 will also of course bring added attention to Team Sky and our unique partnership.”
Jaguar are currently running a competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime riding experience with Team Sky in Mallorca. To enter, all you have to do is take part in one of their ‘Ride like a Pro’ events which are taking place at 33 dealerships across the UK this summer.
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