ANDREA ESKAU: TMG’S GOLDEN GIRL

TMG-supported athlete Andrea Eskau is once again a Paralympic champion following a brilliant performance in Rio de Janeiro in the road cycling.

Having earned silver in the women’s time trial earlier in the week, Andrea went one better and won her fifth Paralympic gold medal, in the road race.

TMG has worked with Andrea since the London 2012 Games, supporting her summer and winter Paralympic campaigns with custom-made carbon fibre solutions for her bike and ski sledge.

The bike Andrea used successfully in Rio was optimised by TMG’s composites department, both for comfort and speed. It features a carbon fibre seat insert, which is lighter and more ergonomic than traditional solutions, to ensure Andrea remains in the ideal sitting position.

Additionally, a weight-saving programme has been carried out to reduce any unnecessary weight on the carbon fibre chassis and associated fixations, reducing the mass of Andrea’s bike by an impressive 600g.

That work has been carried out by TMG’s composites department, in any spare time available between preparing bodywork parts for the TS050 HYBRID, which participates in the FIA World Endurance Championship.