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SUNNYVALE, US (Jul 21) – AMD today announced that current Tour de France leader and six-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong is riding Trek bikes designed in just four weeks on workstations powered by the AMD Opteron(TM) processor with Direct Connect Architecture. Trek’s Advanced Concept Group completely redesigned the Time Trial bike, known as the “TT,” […]

SUNNYVALE, US (Jul 21) – AMD today announced that current Tour de France leader and six-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong is riding Trek bikes designed in just four weeks on workstations powered by the AMD Opteron(TM) processor with Direct Connect Architecture.
Trek’s Advanced Concept Group completely redesigned the Time Trial bike, known as the “TT,” on the AMD64-based workstations from HP and BOXX to create the new “TTx” in record time, giving the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team a competitive edge at the Tour de France.
As a result, on July 5, 2005 the team broke the 10-year-old Tour de France speed record for a team time trial by almost two seconds, averaging an astounding 57.31 kph in the 67.5 km stage. “AMD64 technology continues to enable our riders and Trek to test the realm of possibilities in bike design and performance,” said Lance Armstrong. “AMD’s collaboration with Trek has provided our team with fast, solid bikes that give us a distinct competitive advantage to help separate us from the rest of the field.” In April, Trek’s Advanced Concept Group was tasked with completely redesigning the time trial bike in an unprecedented 30 days. This accelerated timeframe was required in order to give the Discovery Channel cyclists adequate time to test the bike before the Tour de France. Prior to last April, the quickest redesign of similar scope on any Trek bicycle was four months.

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