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Jens Voigt's Hour Record

Old 09-18-14, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
51.115!
In the clips that I watched, his speed was around 50-51kph (32mph) and I measured his cadence to be around 102-105RPM. That puts his gear something close to a 50t/13t.

Math.
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Old 09-18-14, 01:49 PM
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I think they said during that he chose either 54 or 55 14. Probably 54 given that average cadence. 54/14 and 50/13 are pretty dern close.

I noticed he spent a lot of time turning 17.7-8 splits, and then brought them down toward 17.2 after about 2/3rds of the way through. They said that he had a problem going out hot, and they were trying to correct that - seems like they were successful in that regard.

He had a couple moments of discomfort - an arse scratch, a few times out of the saddle, wiping his face.

I don't think I've seen that helmet before.
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
I think they said during that he chose either 54 or 55 14. Probably 54 given that average cadence. 54/14 and 50/13 are pretty dern close.
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55 x 14 per Velonews.
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Old 10-28-14, 09:00 AM
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On Thursday, October 30[SUP]th[/SUP] at 7 pm (CET?) Matthias Brandle will attempt to break Voigt's hour record on the 200m on the Aigle, Switzerland velodrome.

To be webcast live on youtube according to the UCI website (I assume noon MDT)
https://www.uci.ch/track/videos/matth...e-hour-record/

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Old 10-28-14, 09:29 AM
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Oh snap! It's ON.
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Old 10-30-14, 02:55 PM
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and the record falls by 800m.

This could get interesting if this trend keeps up. I didnt care about Jens since he obviously was going to beat it.
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Old 10-30-14, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
and the record falls by 800m.

This could get interesting if this trend keeps up. I didnt care about Jens since he obviously was going to beat it.
Hopefully with all of this attention from Pro Roadies we'll get:

- More high-level (pro, 1, 2) roadies into racing track. This brings talent, money, and spectators to the sport.
- The Individual Pursuit and the Kilo/500M reinstated as Olympic Events.
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Old 12-17-14, 05:03 PM
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Alex Dowsett, Rohan Dennis and Jack Bobridge have announced their plans to make an attempt in the new year. Dowsett was 8th in the world championship TT this year, Dennis was 5th and has world champ and olympic medals in the team pursuit as has Bobridge. Bobridge is also of course the 4k individual pursuit world record holder, beating a record by Chris Boardman that many people thought was going to be impossible to beat because of the changes in the rules. So things definitely starting to heat up again

Sarah Storey is having a go at the womens record (which is slightly over 46 km)
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Old 12-22-14, 03:46 PM
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no said date but i read somewhere sosenka wants to do it again
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Old 12-22-14, 06:35 PM
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Jack Bobridge have announced their plans to make an attempt in the new year.
Jack is booked in for the 31st January at my local indoor velodrome. Think I know where I'll be that day!
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I've just read "The Hour - Sporting Immortality the Hard Way" by Michael Hutchinson. He describes his preparation and attempt on the hour record. The book is humorous (although it is British humor).

In this book he mentions a movie "The Final Hour" about Boardman's attempt; I can't find any reference to this movie. Anyone know about it?
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Jack is booked in for the 31st January at my local indoor velodrome. Think I know where I'll be that day!
I going to see if I can watch it on my computer - his attempt is 1:00 am MST.

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Old 02-22-15, 09:06 PM
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Sarah Storey will attempt the Women's hour record. Streamed live by UCI - Saturday, Feb 28, 7:30 am mst.
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Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
Jack is booked in for the 31st January at my local indoor velodrome. Think I know where I'll be that day!
Love it! The hour record has gone from a niche, one-off publicity stunt into a truly competitive event. I hope we see guys trying it for years.
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Thomas Dekker came up short today covering 52.221 km (unofficial) vs the 52.491 km covered by Rohan Dennis.

A US woman (Molly ********************) is scheduled to attempt the hour record later today using the same velodrome (Aguacalientes) and officials.
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Originally Posted by 700wheel View Post
Thomas Dekker came up short today covering 52.221 km (unofficial) vs the 52.491 km covered by Rohan Dennis.

A US woman (Molly ********************) is scheduled to attempt the hour record later today using the same velodrome (Aguacalientes) and officials.
Her name is Molly Shaffer Van Houweling. She's from the SF Bay Area. She currently holds the US Women's Hour Record. I'm not sure which record she's looking to break today.
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Her name is Molly Shaffer Van Houweling. She's from the SF Bay Area. She currently holds the US Women's Hour Record. I'm not sure which record she's looking to break today.
Googled Molly - Going for a UCI Master hour following Dekker's ride. Could not find any results so far.

Also Dowset is attempting the hour in London on Friday.
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Googled Molly - Going for a UCI Master hour following Dekker's ride. Could not find any results so far.

Also Dowset is attempting the hour in London on Friday.
You can find chatter here on FB. She was supposed to have started her attempt by now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/863837496969965/
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Her name is Molly Shaffer Van Houweling. She's from the SF Bay Area. She currently holds the US Women's Hour Record. I'm not sure which record she's looking to break today.
Here is video of her ride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4CW...ature=youtu.be
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Alex Dowsett's hour record attempt bike described here:
Pro bike: Alex Dowsett's Canyon Speedmax WHR | Cyclingnews.com

His attempt is at 1.00 pm UK time (6 am MDT) on Saturday May 2nd.

Update: Sat at 7am MDT: Alex is now the hour record holder a at reported 52.937 km.

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Originally Posted by 700wheel View Post
Alex Dowsett's hour record attempt bike described here:
Pro bike: Alex Dowsett's Canyon Speedmax WHR | Cyclingnews.com

His attempt is at 1.00 pm UK time (6 am MDT) on Saturday May 2nd.

Update: Sat at 7am MDT: Alex is now the hour record holder a at reported 52.937 km.
Quite something to watch. He had gas left in the tank, too O_O
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Woooooo!!!

I really hope this attention gets people into the sport.
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Hour Has Fallen .. by 500M. But Beryl Burton's 12 hour: 277.25 miles - set in 1967 - still stands..

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