VELOX 8

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VeloX 8

After the team had come so close to the women’s world record in 2017, team 8 decided to aim for the 121.8 km/h and selected two new female riders. Although de design of the VeloX 8 was based on its predecessors, the team kept innovating. A new shifting system was developed, which moves the cassette over an axle while the chain stays in its place, instead of using a conventional derailleur. This compact shifting system also allowed to improve aerodynamics by reducing the total area of the shell. To be optimally prepared for the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC), the athletes had a longer acclimatization period than previous years at Lake Almanor, California, where they even had some days to get used again to the VeloX 8. Although the team had done everything they possibly could, there was not one race during the WHPSC 2018 in which all circumstances (technique, athlete, weather) were perfect. In spite of that, the Human Power Team returned from Battle Mountain with a 1st and 2nd place again.

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THE TEAM

Stephanie Wiechers
Michiel Zeelenberg
Thijs Bon
Julia Weiffenbach
Michiel Goderie
Joost Jeschke
Midas Becker
Emma Hoes
Jens de Zoete
Joep Meij
Meike Schuringa
Isabel Huiskes
Mirre van Duin
Juul Hubert
Inge Huberts
Hannah Timmermans
Lieke de Cock
Jennifer Breet
Team Manager
Technical Manager
Chief Engineer
Aerodynamics Engineer & Financial Manager
Aerodynamics Engineer
Structural Engineer
Drivetrain Engineer & Acquisition
Sports Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Drivetrain Engineer
PR Manager
Designer
Chief Human Power
Coach
Coach
Research Analyst
Athlete
Athlete