When Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard triumphed in the 2022 edition of the world’s largest cycling event, the Tour de France, supercomputing played a part. Representing the Dutch team Jumbo Visma, Vingegaard and several of his teammates were assisted in their training by Belgian civil engineer Bert Blocken.
Bert Blocken is a Professor at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and at the Department of Civil Engineering at KU Leuven in Belgium. In wind tunnel trials he would help the riders find the optimally aerodynamic positions.
Submitted by Morten Andersen