With a top speed of 124.73 kph TU Delft's Human Power Team placed 3rd among universities competing during the 2016 World Human Powered Speed Challenge.
From September 12-17, 2016, cyclists from around the world competed in the high-desert setting of Battle Mountain, Nevada in a quest to break the human-powered land speed record during the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC).
The Human Power Team, a TU Delft and VU Amsterdam collaboration, spent all of 2016 preparing both the windowless VeloX 6, an aerodynamic recumbent bicycle, as well as cyclist Jan Bos, a former Olympic speed-skater, for the challenge. Faced with adverse wind speeds during the ten-kilometre race against the clock, the team placed 3rd in the university category and 5th place overall.
In an interview with the NOS news agency, TU Delft student and team manager Hugo Lambriex noted that, "Jan Bos was in great condition and the technology worked perfectly, but unfortunately, the winds were not in our favour for a world record".