For the 101st Tour de France, which began last weekend, Nate Demarest, global director of innovation at Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team, has led the design of an aerodynamic body suit for Lance Armstrong’s US Postal team. Devised chiefly for the one- day mountain time trial up L’Alpe D’Huez, an individual 15km stage taking place on 21 July, the creative team needed a design that was ‘fast, lightweight and cool’, explains Demarest. ‘We designed a new suit that is 39 seconds faster over 55km. The most crucial element is the wind tunnel testing, a science still in its infancy,’ he adds.
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