2017 Ford Focus RS Makes The Ultimate Tour De France Chase Vehicle

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Ford this year is once again throwing its support behind cycling team Team Sky – winners of the 2016 Tour de France bicycle race (and of every Tour de France since 2012 but for one). In fact, the automaker announced that it will serve as a Team Sky partner all the way through 2019, providing chase vehicles in the form of Ford Transits, S-MAXes, Edges, and Mondeo wagons.

And then, for the 104th edition of the Tour de France this year, Ford has cooked up something extra special to lead the Team Sky support fleet: a 2017 Ford Focus RS Option Pack. The car looks rather dashing in its white-and-blue livery, and being a car with the one-year-only Option Pack, it features a limited-slip differential in the front, bright blue painted brake calipers, and special 19-inch wheels in gloss black.

Team Sky’s Ford Focus RS Option Pack has been graced with a few extra changes, as well, like a custom-made bicycle rack, and specially-developed Recaro seats that are flatter than the production design, allowing the support team to more easily move about inside the cabin and lean out to assist riders at speed.

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“We’re delighted to be extending our partnership with Ford – a company with the same principles of tackling challenges that we at Team Sky have,” says Team Sky Principal Sir David Brailsford. “Ford vehicles play a vital role for Team Sky and their knowledge and support makes them an integral part of our team.”

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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