Since 2010 whenever Team Sky have raced on the road, Jaguar has been right behind them. Our specially equipped support cars are a crucial part of ensuring the team is ready for anything. And our involvement extends to the bikes too, adding engineering expertise to optimise the design too. With Team Sky aiming for an astonishing third victory at the Tour de France it’s an exciting year to be ‘Innovation Partner’ to the team.
As the Tour excitement mounts you can find all the Jaguar cycling news by following the link below. And while we prepare to support Sir Dave Brailsford’s men our team is also embracing its role as innovation partner to Team SKY and are finding ways to celebrate this unique partnership.
The result of close collaboration between Jaguar, Pinarello and Team Sky, the Dogma F8 is not only visually striking but also the ultimate high performance road bike. Using Jaguar’s wind tunnel we were able to advise on optimising the bike’s aerodynamics by 26.1% over the previous bike. The F8 will be ridden by Chris Froome and the team as they launch their bid to win a third title at this year’s Tour de France.
For the last two years Team Sky’s support Jaguars have included the XFR Sportbrake. This versatile and highly advanced car has all the room, and all the muscle, to provide everything the team needs when on the road for three weeks. Throughout a race it will act as a wardrobe, mechanics workshop, first aid station, canteen and race HQ.
Jaguar is a brand committed to improving the experiences of cyclists everywhere, whether that is through exclusive content and money-can’t-buy experiences or the development of new technologies at the cutting edge of the sport.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Jaguar @Sportbrake Twitter feed and Jaguar’s social media channels to find out how to be part of Jaguar’s cycling activity.