Jan is the first to ride on the track and clocks a decent 93.3 km/h. He took it relatively easy and did not sprint in the final stretch. He is saving some energy for later in the weekend. The French team makes a round and then Jan-Marcel takes his first ride in the Cygnus Omega.
Starting is very careful. He clearly has to get used to a new way of starting with an extra wheel. He gets off well and makes a decent first round. In the second round he makes a sprint in the final stretch and passes the time registration with 103.2 km/h. Breaking works out good as well, though he might be overdoing it a bit by using the third wheel more than 500 meter before the catch area with still about 20 km/h on the speedometer.
Pieter still has some small problems that get solved later in the evening. He rides a couple of rounds on a good speed. That is very promissing for tomorrow.
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.