Hope's secret Olympic time trial bike didn't go to Tokyo but it will go into production next year

Cycling Weekly gets an exclusive look at the first prototype of the roadgoing Team GB Olympic track bike

Hope HB.TT
(Image credit: Hope/Robin Godden)

British brands Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology collaborated to develop and produce the already iconic Hope x Lotus HB.T bike that will be ridden in the Izu velodrome next week. But after the track bikes were finished and delivered to British Cycling, Hope decided to continue working on a road time trial version that would retain both the looks and the aerodynamics of the velodrome version with its radical arching 8cm-wide stays.

Hope gave Cycling Weekly an exclusive look at the first prototype, which they stressed is very much a work in progress - but nevertheless looks absolutely stunning.

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