LANGUAGE: English | Deutsch  ::  VISIT THE OFFICIAL PACTIMO STORE

Cycling Team Cars: A Race Within a Race

Cycling Team Cars: A Race Within a Race

Acura's best-in-class RDX comes to the for.

(The following story was first published in The Mercury Times print newspaper on January 19th, 2020)

Professional road cyclists were once self-sustaining athletes. Vehicle support wasn't allowed in races like the Tour de France unless via unscrupulous means. Catching a rider getting assistance from a car meant disqualification. 

Much has changed. With various other company relationships for bicycles, helmets, sunglasses and energy food, vehicle sponsorship is as much part of a team as it's riders. 

Race organizers rely on manufacturer vehicles to keep the race intact and safe as it progresses along country roads and into mountain ranges. 

The relationship between vehicles and cyclists in bikes was readily available to witness in the Bay Area for 14 years during the Amgen Tour of California. It was a race, but the event has been canceled for 2020. 

READ MORE ON RALLY CYCLING NEWS




Also in Rally Cycling News

14 Things with Joanne Kiesanowski
14 Things with Joanne Kiesanowski

0 Comments

Joanne Kiesanowski is a three-time Olympian from New Zealand who now directs our women's roster in races around the globe, from Australia to Colorado, and everywhere in between. She has seen the ebb and flow of bike racing in her twenty-year career, but her enthusiasm for the job still burns just as bright. 

Read More

From Virtual to Reality - Women Invited to La Course by Le Tour de France
From Virtual to Reality - Women Invited to La Course by Le Tour de France

0 Comments

Rally Cycling is returning to the biggest one-day race on the women's calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France, on August 29, 2020. The team was invited to attend along with 14 UCI Continental squads and eight women's WorldTour teams.

Read More

Our Secret Weapon for the Virtual Tour de France
Our Secret Weapon for the Virtual Tour de France

0 Comments

When Rally Cycling received a wildcard invite to the Virtual Tour de France, team management knew it needed a competitive edge. That's when they approached one of the world's top-ranked Zwift racers, Holden Comeau (Saris + The Pro's Closet), to share his unique expertise with the team. 

Read More