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A closer look at the Lotus x Hope HB.T: Team GB’s radical track bike at the Tokyo Olympics

When it comes to track cycling, especially at the Olympics, the margin between winning and losing often comes down to thousandths of a second. As a result, the Olympics track events can be an arms race as national federations look to eke out every last watt, second or millimetre out of their setup. 

Towards the end of 2019, with just months until the then-expected start of the Tokyo Olympics, Team GB unveiled a radical new track bike with wide fork legs and chainstays.