Athletes “fly over water” at French boat race

These athletes took part in a “flying” boat race

Location: Lake Annecy, France

Courtesy: Wagon Blanc / EP Medias

The race promotes a new discipline of foil cycling

which allows cyclists to “fly on water” aboard pedal boats

The boats were created by the Annecy startup JetCycle

(SOUNDBITE) (French) NICOLAS PICARD, CEO of JETCYCLE, SAYS:

“The Jetcycle is a pedal vehicle, with a pedaling system that resembles the concept of the recumbent boat bike, and we have added – and this is our innovation – foils at the front and rear. We have a propulsion system that is a registered trademark and which allows us, by pedaling at a certain speed of about 9 kilometers per hour, to activate a small flight controller, just like in an airplane, to fly on the water using the foils. “

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