Jaguar designed a special livery for its Team Sky F-PACE prototype to celebrate Team Sky’s third Tour de France victory in four years in Paris today.
The prototype version of the Jaguar F-PACE, which was used as Team Sky’s support vehicle on Stage 1 in Utrecht, returned to the race in a celebratory light camouflage as Chris Froome and his teammates crossed the finish line to celebrate the British rider’s second Tour de France win.
Photographs from Team Sky’s 1-2 finish in La-Pierre-Saint-Martin, where Froome won his first stage followed by teammate, Richie Porte, as well as other highlights including Geraint Thomas tackling the mountains, Luke Rowe leading the team out on the cobbles to the early team time trial stages, are all a part of the commemorative and inspirational camouflage depicting key moments from this year’s race.
Team Sky rider and Tour de France winner 2015, Chris Froome, said: “Winning a first Tour de France in 2013 was an incredible feeling, but this second yellow jersey is special. I haven’t done it alone though. As well as a world class team of riders, Team Sky has a great set of partners, and the ingenuity Jaguar has contributed into designing bespoke cars for the team and especially our Pinarello DOGMA F8 bikes has been fantastic.”
Jaguar has been a proud partner to Team Sky since its inception in 2010, providing high performance support vehicles to the team, including the XF Sportbrake, F-TYPE Coupé and F-PACE. In 2014, Jaguar deepened their relationship with the team by becoming an official Innovation Partner, beginning to work more closely with the team and their partners to co-engineer products for the team to train and race with.
Using the same methods and taking key insights from the technology-leading work on Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, including the Jaguar XE, the British automotive brand applied its industry-leading expertise in aerodynamics and vibration analysis to help create the Pinarello DOGMA F8 and DOMGA K8-S bikes, as well as the KASK Protone V2.0 helmet used by Team Sky on this year’s Tour de France.
Mark Cameron, Global Brand Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover said; “It’s a privilege to celebrate a third Tour de France victory with Team Sky. It’s a magnificent British sporting story, and Jaguar has been delighted to play their part in contributed towards the team’s success. We congratulate Chris Froome and the rest of the team on an outstanding victory.”
Note: Press release courtesy of Team Sky