French pistards pose for Thursday in NeversDR
Look officially presented this Thursday, from its factory in Nevers, the bike of the French team of pistards at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The T20, in reference to Tokyo and to the year 2020, was unveiled in the presence of athletes Grégory Baugé, nine-time world champion in individual and team and the hopes of the French track, Melveen Landernau and Mathilde Gros. Weighing 6.8 kg, this bike made in France is the fruit of four years of development and should, in theory, bring to the Blues a clear performance gain compared to Rio 2016 with an 11% reduction in the coefficient of aerodynamic drag in particular . At full speed on the track, athletes will gain 30 watts, which is the length of a full bike in a 200m sprint. “You cannot aim for the highest medal without top equipment. I am convinced that with the T20, on the machine-man side, we will be better armed than ever “, slipped at Figaro Grégory Baugé before revealing that with this new livery tested for a few days, records had already fallen in training. “Now we have to repeat it in competition but it’s a great start,” added the French champion.