Back in December, Vorteq announced a collaboration with Huub to help support them in their quest for even more performance.
Our initial collaboration involved working with the team at Huub and the track team Huub Wattbike on a performance skinsuit. Huub Wattbike are continuing to stir things up on the track and we like to think our technology is making a significant contribution to their success.
At the National Track Championships in Manchester the team raised the bar with a new national record of 4-09.584 in the 4km Individual Pursuit qualifiers, clocking the second fastest time in history, smashing the time he set in Switzerland last month of 4-10.177, meaning they now hold the second and third fastest times in history.
HUUB Wattbike retained the Team Pursuit title they won at the 2017 National Champs. Even though Charlie Tanfield was downgraded to a slower suit, the quartet also including Jonny Wale, Dan Bigham and John Archibald put in a pretty impressive performance to catch Team Inspired in the final 500m of the gold medal race.
Vorteq are super excited that their technology and the collaboration with Huub is already starting to set new limits and the collaboration is only just beginning!
“The Huub mission is to continue to challenge convention and disrupt the track cycling world. Helping design and develop a skinsuit specifically for Huub Wattbike felt like an unmissable opportunity to showcase the potential for advancement in skinsuit technology, and we can’t wait to bring this speed to the masses”. Dean Jackson, Owner Huub Design.
In the last few months the team have been in their fabric wind tunnel nearly every working day, finding new and exciting technologies to push the limits science which will influence the skin suits of tomorrow.