Cycling, like sports car racing and sailing, mixes athletes and equipment and teams together in competition. The rules are such that the riders/drivers/sailors are the key to winning, but marginal gains in equipment and setup and nutrition and support are contributors. Everyone at the front of the pack pays attention to them.
A great example of this recently came from the Clasica San Sebastian cycling road race in Spain. U.S. rider Neilson Powless (EF Education – Nippo) won the race, crediting his Garmin bike computer: “I was watching the map on my Garmin. I think the guys who were in front of me were maybe too focused on the situation of the race and not so much the road. I could see it was a sharp corner coming up that they ended up crashing in. In the end I was just happy to keep upright, and stay as fresh as possible for the end."
You can read the story of the race here.
BMW announced plans to invest $1.7 billion into US electric vehicle manufacturing, with the bulk of the sum being allocated for EV production at the BMW NA plant in Spartanburg, SC.
Estimated time of travel between the two Canadian hubs is touted to take just 45 minutes, can carry around 54 passengers, and would cost around $70. For reference, a plane journey take 50 minutes, and travel by car is over 3 hours.
Chasing the Dream is a documentary series produced by Formula One Management as a result of the success of the related Netflix docuseries, Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the FIA Formula 2 Championship, and tells the stories of the young drivers who are clamoring to make it to Formula 1.
McLaren is offering the discerning few an opportunity to throw a McLaren GT around a frozen lake in Finland (plus enjoying a luxury stay with excursions and gourmet meals).
Named after it’s ingenious folding wing design, the Switchblade hopes to succeed where so many others have failed. On its website, Samson Sky allows people to reserve Switchblades in advance.