As the Tour de France makes its way through the English countryside, Team Sky and sponsor Jaguar have released a video of the 2013 race winner Chris Froome cycling the Eurotunnel.
The cyclist said it was a strange but “incredible experience” cycling 100m beneath the English Channel, and proposed that in the future it “could be a really cool stage of the race!”
“Cycling under the sea was an incredible experience. Opportunities to become the first person in the world to achieve these kind of feats are extremely rare nowadays, especially as a pro-cyclist.
“To become the first person ever to cycle through the Eurotunnel was right up there with some of the most iconic rides I’ve ever done – this must have been one of very few ‘world first’ rides left!”
Eurotunnel gave Froome permission to cycle along the central service tunnel to which travellers were today evacuated after a power cable came down in one of the main train tunnels.