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Dutch cycling record in Nevada dessert

Congratulations to the Human Power Team! Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken rode their high-tech aerodynamic  bicycle, the VeloX 7, and won the World Human Powered Speed Challenge.

With 121,5 km/h she broke the Dutch record for female cyclists. The previous record of 114 km/h was set in 2014 by Ellen van Vugt. Not only Rooderkerken ended up on the podium, also her team member Iris Slappendel managed to cycle herself to the second place, with 115 km/h.

The bicycle in which Rooderkerken was able to cycle this fast has been designed by the Human Power Team, which consists of students of the VU Amsterdam and TU Delft. Using simulations and wind tunnel tests, they focused upon designing a bicycle that would encounter as minimum air resistance as possible. And as its seems, with a first and second place, we could say: Job well done!

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