Following an announcement earlier this month, the Jaguar F-Pace prototype made its public debut last weekend at Tour de France.

Following an announcement earlier this month, the Jaguar F-Pace prototype made its public debut last weekend at Tour de France.

Jaguar just found a new way of teasing an upcoming production car by bringing a prototype of the F-Pace wrapped in a special livery for the Grand Depart, representing the inaugural stage of this year's Tour de France. It also had a bespoke bike rack developed by JLR's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) featuring a telescopic clamp to ease access to those two Pinarello Bolide Time Trial bikes.

The vehicle acted as a support vehicle for Team Sky's riders (Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe, Peter Kennaugh, Leopold König and Chris Froome) during the 13.7 km long route starting from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Aside from those two bikes, it also carried Team Sky's sports director, mechanic, doctor and a senior team member while the trunk was packed with bike spares, tools, drinks and energy gels.

A proper reveal of the production version is programmed for the Frankfurt Motor Show this September, but Jaguar could show the car online before that.

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Jaguar F-Pace prototype performs support vehicle duties at Tour de France [video]