The most successful cycling squad in the world has teamed up with their official car partner BMW Le Couter and Lemmens – Le Couter to make it possible for our outfit to use an electric support vehicle for the first time.
A BMW i8 Roadster, which was specially prepared by BMW Le Couter and Lemmens – Le Couter, was able to support our riders during the Belgium Tour individual time trial, on Friday. Pieter Serry, riding in his home race, had the honour of being the first Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider to be supported by an electric vehicle as he covered the 9.2km flat course around Grimbergen in a time of 11:31.
The Roadster is a plug-in hybrid that combines a BMW three-cylinder high-performance combustion engine with a BMW electric motor. Most importantly, the Roadster has a total electric range of 53 kilometers, meaning it can easily cover the distance needed to support the team during the individual time trial. This range is covered while producing no CO2 emissions, helping to protect the environment in which our riders perform.
Photo credit: ©Sigfrid Eggers