Chris Froome wins yellow ... Jag

Tour de France winner Chris Froome's next ascent of Mont Ventoux in yellow may prove to be even faster and more exciting than his dominant win on stage 15 of this year's Tour. And a bit less sweaty. That's because Jaguar - whose mean looking XF Sportbrakes give Team Sky the edge over the Skoda dominated 'caravan' in the coolness stakes - has given him a celebratory F-Type liveried up with a special Tour winner's livery.

F-Type's small boot not an issue with team support
F-Type's small boot not an issue with team support
The V6 S (the connoisseur's choice!) has been wrapped in a specially adapted yellow and black version of the Team Sky livery and presented to him on his victory in this year's Tour. And, yes, keen pedallers though some of us at PH may be, the idea of ragging an F-Type up Ventoux does appeal more than riding a bike up it. And offers the seed of an idea. Hello, is that the Jaguar press office...?

Froome's customised F-Type should at least help him stand out in his Monaco home and sees him join a list of pro cyclists with an appetite for fast cars, including McLaren 12C owner Mark Cavendish (also customised in ... 'Cavendish Green', natch) and occasional Radical racer Chris Hoy. And should prove as entertaining in all those coastal tunnels as it will on the hairpins up into the mountains.

[Sources: McLaren, Tour de France official site]

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  • Ceylon 25 Jul 2013

    No additives in the fuel please....

  • MoelyCrio 24 Jul 2013

    Soop Dogg said:
    Much more public-friendly than Wiggins!
    The same Wiggins that won sports personality of the year in a public vote and had the public wearing fake sideburns all over the Olympics course?

  • john2443 24 Jul 2013

    Skoda, as a TDF sponsor should have given him a fRoomster wink

  • Condi 24 Jul 2013

    edinph said:
    loudlashadjuster said:
    He lives in Monaco, so not as daft as it appears.
    Escaping British tax huh! Such a hero.
    Given the choice, wouldnt you?

    Dont knock someone for being successful.

  • IainW 24 Jul 2013

    Otispunkmeyer said:
    Monaco? Crikey! I never knew cycling was so richmans! Wonder which other sports stars live there apart from the obvious F1 drivers.
    There are quite a few pro cyclists living there, male and female. You often see photos on Twitter of Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Alex Wurz and several pro cyclists going for a leisurely ride into the Alps for a coffee. I guess it's location helps with training too.

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