Must Watch: Chris Froome Becomes the First Man To Bike the Channel Tunnel
100 meters under the sea, Chris Froome recently became the first man to blast the 33.46 mi (53.85 km) from England to France through the Channel Tunnel. The service tunnel used is one of the most high security sites in the UK and France, and it took six months for Jaguar and Team Sky to organize the video shoot.
Drop past the break for the awesome footage.
A previous Tour de France Winner, and hopeful for this year, he completed the ride in 55 minutes, reaching speeds of up to ~40mph (65 km/h). For comparison, the Eurostar takes roughly 35 minutes to travel the tunnel and hits 100mph, while commercial ferry trips last ~90min.
About the experience, Froome said:
“Cycling under the sea was an incredible experience. Opportunities to become the first person in the world to achieve these kind of feats are extremely rare nowadays, especially as a pro-cyclist.”
Just in case you’re listening Jaguar, thanks for the great advertising campaign, and could you please bring the XF Wagon to the US (in a manual, or maybe a diesel?).