Ahead of the 2022 Tour de France SCOTT SPORTS introduced an entirely redesigned new version of their Foil aerodynamic road platform. In the hands of Team DSM’s stars, the bikes have been piloted on sprint stages, as one my expect; but also over the cobbles and into the mountains. This versatility is due to the fact that the updated Foil is not only 16 watts faster, at 40 kilometres per hour, resulting in an 18 second time saving in a 40 kilometre effort; but it is also 9% lighter than the out going version and significantly more comfortable.
With the Tour de France entering the second half of the race the opportunities for Team DSM to launch their characteristically well-targeted moves are increasing by the day. The new SCOTT Foil adds a further arrow to their quiver of innovative tactics and explosive riders. Already Romain Bardet has been putting the bike to good use. “My first experience with the new Foil was very promising,” the Frenchman, who was positioned fourth on the general classification after 12 stages, said. “The responsiveness and speed are really on another level. It’s very exciting to return to the Tour de France with an exceptional bike like this!”
Bardet’s college, Lorena Wiebes, is the form sprinter in the Women’s WorldTour right now. The German is undoubtedly among the favourites to contest for the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift stage when the race gets underway on the Champs Élysées, on 24th of July. “To be the fastest, it’s great to know we have the best equipment supporting us,” Wiebes enthused. “It was exciting to work closely with SCOTT to develop a bike that brings us big gains. I’m confident that this bike with contribute to even more success this season.”
To find out more about the new SCOTT Foil and to track its performances visit SCOTT Foil RC Pro Bike (scott-sports.com)