It’s an SUV, it’s made by Jaguar but you can’t have it, at least for the moment.

Jaguar has provided support for Team Sky at the Stage One of Tour de France. The vehicle of choice was an F-Pace but don’t get all that happy just yet because this is nothing more than a simple prototype. The model in question has been used as a support vehicle for Ian Stannard, Peter Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Chris Froome and Leopold Konig on the 13.7 km route, on Stage One, in The Netherlands.

Team Sky Head of Technical Operations & Commercial, Carsten Jeppesen, said: “The atmosphere in Utrecht was incredible. The Netherlands has a huge passion for cycling and right from the moment we arrived at the start line, you could feel the excitement. The appearance of Jaguar’s F-PACE prototype definitely added to the hype today – you could see it made a big impact with the crowds.”

Besides providing support for the riders, the Jaguar F-Pace prototype also carried the doctor, mechanic, sports director and a senior member of Team Sky. The trunk was filled with buke parts, energy gels, drinks and tools. The final production version of the first ever SUV produced by Jaguar will be making its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, this September, but chances are the car manufacturer will officially pull the wraps off its body sooner, over the web.


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