JUN 22nd 2015

Video: Former British Olympic Cyclist David Millar Takes On The Hillclimb With Maserati

What do the Festival of Speed and the Tour de France have in common? The answer is of course: bikes.

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Normally those which take to the our hillclimb do so under their own power, but what happens when the Tour and FoS collide and a man and his pushbike take to the tarmac?

Our friends at Maserati asked former Team GB cyclist and former Yellow Jersey incumbant David Millar to find out the answer, and the result is this short film.

In it Maserati ambassador Millar drives up the hillclimb in the new, diesel-powered, Maserati Ghibli, and makes his way back down under his own power, reaches speeds of over 50mph in the process.

Speaking after the experience Millar said: ‘As a true petrolhead, there’s no better place to set a cycling speed record than the most iconic automotive venue in the country.

‘The descent is steepest at the top, but you only have a limited time to get to a high speed as before you know it you’re passing the famous flint wall and braking hard into Molecomb Corner, you really have to trust your instincts. It was a real buzz and something I never expected I’d be doing on my road bike.’

Maserati will be showcasing its range to the fans at this year’s Moving Motor Show for the first time. The Maserati Ghibli Diesel and Ghibli S will be available for the public to experience alongside one of Maserati’s pro-driver instructors.

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