Man vs. Horse

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Jimmy Casper races a trotting horse over 500m in Amiens. This time the horse wins but it seems course played a big part with Casper struggling to get full traction. Note a typical trotting rig can have as much carbon technology as race bike. French manufacturer Corima makes both carbon bike wheels and disc wheels for trotting.

The Saur-Sojasun sprinter continues a tradition where riders have been put against horses. Freddy Maertens did it in 1977 and more recently I think I recall disgraced rider Alejandro Valverde win a contest in Spain but can’t find the images. It’s a theme that’s been used in France for an advertising campaign by mineral water brand Vittel.

benDE March 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

maybe it’s old news but you know about bike vs. bike right?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEjuCLcwyM

pmark1bike March 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

In Jens there I only saw the two blondes!!!

TdF Lanterne Rouge March 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The distance the horse covered around the turns was ~16+ feet longer every lap of the track. They should have had a staggered starting position for equal distance.

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