Battle Mountain was buzzing this morning with so many teams present. In total there were 29 riders at the start, divided into 6 heats. David was the fourth rider in the first heat. Frans took care of the chase together with Arnold Ligtvoet. David really went for it and improved his personal best in this first ride. He went 105.57 km/h. Then we had a break for two heats after which Jan-Marcel had his turn. Frans and Arnold again in the chase vehicle. After the terrific result of David, he also wanted to set a good speed. A personal best during the qualifications wasn't an option, because the wind was already blowing too strong. It did turn out to be good time though. But it lasted until the meeting in the Civic Centre until it was made known. It turned out to be the fastest quailifying run of the day and even the fastest qualifying run ever with 110.8 km/h. It was Thomas' his turn in the next heat. He was also determined to set a good time. And he did. He was a bit faster than David with a speed of 105.6 km/h. The entire team ended up in the top five.
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.