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ŠKODA Octavia v Ed Clancy

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Published on Sep 25, 2013

Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy took on a challenge of two wheels versus four this week, testing his downhill racing skills against the uphill power and handling of the all-new ŠKODA Octavia vRS in a race against the clock.

Covering a section of the famed Southern Borders Loop, part of the Tour of Britain stage one route, the race centred on short, but brutally steep, hill climb with five major corners. To even the odds, Ed Clancy raced downhill from a rolling start whilst the new ŠKODA Octavia vRS raced uphill from a standing start.

Cyclist skills and athleticism saw Clancy average over 50mph, completing the downhill course in 52.26 seconds, just pipping the sporty vRS to the post.

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