Orica-Scott leaders Esteban Chaves, Adam Yates and Simon Yates are set to spend a stint in the wind tunnel, according to Argentinian website Ciclismointernational. The website reports that the trio will head to Milan over the winter to work on their time trialling positions.
Damien Howson and Michael Hepburn have already paid a visit to the same wind tunnel last week. The pair did repeated time trial efforts against 50kph winds to test their position on the bike.
The Yates brothers and Chaves have struggled in the time trialling discipline over the years, giving away time to their rivals in the tests against the clock. No date has been announced for their visit to the Milan tunnel.
“We measure and assess the full rider/bike aerodynamic system in the tunnel, and this naturally includes equipment and apparel assessments and how these best match to a rider’s position and style. From here we will then seek to validate our findings with track testing, and then, of course, road sessions and racing,” Mike Tabotta, Orica’s high-performance director, said in a recent press release.
“We are here working with the Polytechnic University in Milan with their wind tunnel facility, which is one of the most renowned in Europe for cycling specific tests.”
Brayan Chaves joins pro cycling ranks
Chinese-registered Continental outfit Mitchelton-Scott announced Monday signing Brayan Chaves, younger brother of WorldTour rider Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott), for the 2018 season.
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