Jaguar Cars has turned over two customized editions of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake to Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford as the team prepares to challenge the prestigious biking tournament Tour de France. The bespoke Jaguar XF Sportbrakes will serve as the Sky Team’s race support cars, as part of Jaguar’s role as the team’s official supplier.
With the heavy favourite Bradley Wiggins on its fold, the Sky Team is aiming to capture the prized yellow jersey of the Tour de France after 21 days of racing that ends in Paris. In order to meet the needs of the Sky Team, Jaguar developed and adapted the XF Sportbrake in close consultation with the team.
The race support cars feature customised roof racks and race radios as well as TVs. The Sky Team now possesses a high performance, luxury vehicle that could cater to its ever-changing support demands on the road during its racing calendar.
Jaguar will celebrate its partnership with Team Sky during the Tour by producing and releasing video documentaries of the life of the XF Sportbrake. The first video documentary could be viewed on Jaguar’s You Tube, Twitter and Facebook channels. Jaguar’s team-embedded Performance Engineer will be blogging about his experiences with the Sky Team throughout Tour de France.