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Video: Froome’s ‘Under the Sea’ ride from UK to France

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jul. 7, 2014
Team Sky rider and Tour de France winner Chris Froome crosses the English Channel by bicycle, using the Eurotunnel service tunnel and supprt by Jaguar Cars.

Tour de France 2013 champion Chris Froome recently became the first person to cycle from the United Kingdom to France, under the sea.

As the world’s leading professional cyclists depart the United Kingdom after three days of Tour de France racing in the UK, Jaguar has released a short film titled Team Sky: Cycling Under The Sea, which documents the Team Sky leader riding from the Eurotunnel Terminal in Folkestone, on England’s south-east coast, to Calais in France.

Froome rode through the tunnel at training pace, completing the ride in a time of approximately 55 minutes, and reaching speeds of up to 65kph (40mph).

Jaguar and Team Sky began discussions over six months ago with Eurotunnel, which is celebrating its 20th year in 2014, to make the ride possible. The service tunnel is one of the highest security sites in the UK and France.

Froome’s ride follows the recent launch of the Pinarello Dogma F8 at Jaguar Land Rover’s base in Gaydon.

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