Velomobile paces peloton.

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Mike Sales
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Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby Mike Sales » 9 Jul 2019, 12:41pm

I've just spotted a velomobile on the T de F coverage.
It was on a field road parallel to the road and keeping pace with the peloton.

Brucey
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby Brucey » 9 Jul 2019, 1:28pm

the commentators on ITV4 (bless 'em) speculated that it might have an engine inside it....

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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 9 Jul 2019, 1:40pm

If it was on a decent road then it wouldn’t need anything other than a half decent cyclist...
And Celia tend to have those...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.

nigelnightmare
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby nigelnightmare » 10 Jul 2019, 11:58pm

Saw the same sort of thing a few years ago only it was beating the peloton, commentators also stated it's probably got an engine in it to go that fast! :lol:

They obviously don't know about recumbents then. :wink:

Herts Audax
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby Herts Audax » 11 Jul 2019, 9:11pm

Obviously don't know about aero dynamics

atlas_shrugged
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby atlas_shrugged » 12 Jul 2019, 9:23am

Hopefully this link of the red Quest velomobile in Stage 4 of the TdF works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j09237h ... e=youtu.be

firedfromthecircus
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Re: Velomobile paces peloton.

Postby firedfromthecircus » 12 Jul 2019, 11:49am

And here is a wee interview with the pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5AwcupSpw