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The new edition of ‘Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution’ by Richard Moore, with a new chapter on Team GB’s ultra-successful Olympics, has revisions on Chris Boardman’s ’secret squirrel club’ equipment store.
However, Moore’s book doesn’t contain the very latest equipment Team GB will be using at all future track meets.
Here’s the first spy shot of the new men’s bike, made in Britain by Pashley. The actual bike won’t be yellow, it will be painted black. Where other nations ride carbon fibre bikes, Team GB is now opting for steel and is eschewing aero equipment.
Performance director Dave Brailsford told Quickrelease.tv:
“Riders like Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton are now so much faster than riders from America and Australia we thought we’d sportingly level the playing field a bit. All Team GB athletes will be on this style of custom-built bike from the World Cup events onwards. It’s only fair.”
The women’s bike - also by Pashley - will feature a freezer compartment. John Conod of Pashley said:
“The plan was for Victoria Pendleton to dispense cold drinks and lollies to the Aussies as she lapped them.”