The Formula One inspired bike is set to put Team GB back on Track. (British Cycling)

The Formula One inspired bike is set to put Team GB back on Track. (British Cycling)

British Cycling have unveiled the new Cervélo track bike for their summer campaign at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Inspired by Formula One technology, the Cervélo T5GB culminates hundreds of hours of wind-tunnel analysis – between Cervélo and the national federation at sites across Great Britain.

This bike will put Team GB back on Track, to unleash their full potential in pursuit gold medals. Great Britain swept the floor at the last Olympics on home soil four years ago, winning seven gold medals, a silver and a bronze – with no other nation coming close.

Cervélo T5GB will unleash a new dimension of track cycling.  (British Cycling)

Cervélo T5GB will unleash a new dimension of track cycling. (British Cycling)

Cervélo T5GB.  (British Cycling)

Cervélo T5GB. (British Cycling)

Quest for continuous improvement

The federation switched to Cervélo as its supplier 12 months ago, and this new bike is said to represent the “quest for continuous improvement”.

“The intelligence and expertise brought together by the partnership between British Cycling and Cervélo is unparalleled and, in record time, has delivered a bike which we are very excited about as we get closer to Rio,” said Tony Purnell, head of technical development.

Cervélo engineering director, Sean McDermott, added: “The uniquely short time frame and ambitious targets made this a challenging project, but now that the new bike is ready, it’s clear that it was well worth it. We can’t wait to see the T5GB in action in Rio.”

Union Jack colours adorn the new Cervélo T5GB.  (British Cycling)

Union Jack colours adorn the new Cervélo T5GB. (British Cycling)