Matt Bottrill's Eddie Soens-winning Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 Disc

We take a closer look at the aerodynamic machine the veteran fastman rode to a stunning solo victory

Matt Bottrill's Giant Propel

Photos: Andy Jones

Multiple national time trial champion Matt Bottrill delivered a lesson in aerodynamics when he won the Eddie Soens Memorial road race at Aintree race course on Saturday.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.