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万花筒 2008-06-06&-06-07

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If Dutch cycle champion Theo Bos takes gold in the Beijing velodrome this summer, it won't be as a result of talent alone. The 24-year-old Olympic silver medalist is hoping this uniquely-designed million-dollar bike will help him take top honors in two months' time. The revolutionary frame has been developed by Dutch cycle maker1 Koga Miyata. The company's managing director Wouter Jager said the bike was so specialized2 that no ordinary person could ride it.

"It's so stiff that it doesn't behave like a normal bicycle, and obviously the strange element is this, this bicycle doesn't have a brake, doesn't have a gear, er, this is single-speed, there's no lightset or whatever, but still it's the, the most difficult bike to ride."

Koga has spent three and a half years developing the bike for Bos who narrowly missed out on the gold medal in Athens four years ago. The company enlisted3 the help of experts in the aerodynamics and carbon technology sectors4, including several who've worked on the Ariane-5 space rocket program. The result is a racing5 bike with a sleek6 aerodynamic look. Kimera has the lowest air resistance of any bike in the world to help the rider accelerate as quickly as possible from a standstill to its top speed of 75 kilometers per hour. And this unique feature, Koga says, should enable Bos to pedal his way to the gold medal.

Helen Long, Reuters

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velodrome——A sports arena7 with a banked oval track for bicycle and motorcycle racing.

 


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1 maker DALxN     
n.制造者,制造商
参考例句:
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
2 specialized Chuzwe     
adj.专门的,专业化的
参考例句:
  • There are many specialized agencies in the United Nations.联合国有许多专门机构。
  • These tools are very specialized.这些是专用工具。
3 enlisted 2d04964099d0ec430db1d422c56be9e2     
adj.应募入伍的v.(使)入伍, (使)参军( enlist的过去式和过去分词 );获得(帮助或支持)
参考例句:
  • enlisted men and women 男兵和女兵
  • He enlisted with the air force to fight against the enemy. 他应募加入空军对敌作战。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
4 sectors 218ffb34fa5fb6bc1691e90cd45ad627     
n.部门( sector的名词复数 );领域;防御地区;扇形
参考例句:
  • Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war. 战后柏林分成了4 个区。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Industry and agriculture are the two important sectors of the national economy. 工业和农业是国民经济的两个重要部门。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
5 racing 1ksz3w     
n.竞赛,赛马;adj.竞赛用的,赛马用的
参考例句:
  • I was watching the racing on television last night.昨晚我在电视上看赛马。
  • The two racing drivers fenced for a chance to gain the lead.两个赛车手伺机竞相领先。
6 sleek zESzJ     
adj.光滑的,井然有序的;v.使光滑,梳拢
参考例句:
  • Women preferred sleek,shiny hair with little decoration.女士们更喜欢略加修饰的光滑闪亮型秀发。
  • The horse's coat was sleek and glossy.这匹马全身润泽有光。
7 arena Yv4zd     
n.竞技场,运动场所;竞争场所,舞台
参考例句:
  • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
  • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents.他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
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