Australia’s Birdie O’Donnell Sets New One Hour Record

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Bridie O'Donnell broke the world hour distance record for women on Friday, eclipsing the previous one by more than 600 meters. Cycling Australia confirmed on Twitter that O'Donnell had "set a new #UCIHourRecord of 46.882km" for the grueling velodrome event. "I can't believe I broke a world record," the 41-year-old said after … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Demolishes Hour Record Despite Conditions

By Ian Whittell London, June 7, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins, the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France, has added the UCI (International Cycling Union) Hour Record to his impressive list of achievements after he defied unfavourable conditions to cover 54.526 kilometres in London on Sunday The 35-year-old Wiggins, who lifted his bike above his head in an act … [Read more...]

Wiggins Is Determined To Set Enduring Hour Record

By Ian WHITTELL London, June 6, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins hopes to break the UCI Hour Record in London this weekend and is aiming to set a mark that could stand for the next two decades. The former Tour de France winner is widely expected to eclipse the 52.937 kilometres completed by countryman Alex Dowsett in Manchester at the start of last month. Wiggins has … [Read more...]

A Tearful Alex Dowsett Breaks Hour World Record

By Ian WHITTELL Manchester, United Kingdom, May 2, 2015 - British cyclist Alex Dowsett smashed the world hour record by completing 52.937 kilometres at the Manchester Velodrome in a perfectly-paced performance on Saturday. The 26-year-old Team Movistar rider, who suffers from the rare blood condition haemophilia, improved the mark of 52.491km set by Australia's Rohan Dennis … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins To Target Cycling’s ‘Holy Grail’

London, April 15, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins will attempt to add cycling's world hour record to his four Olympic gold medals and 2012 Tour de France title, he announced on Wednesday. Wiggins intends to take a shot at what he describes as cycling's "holy grail" at London's Olympic Velodrome on June 7. Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis is the current world hour … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Rohan Dennis Breaks World Hour Record

Grenchen, Switzerland - Rohan Dennis of the BMC Racing Team established a new UCI world hour record Sunday, powering his BMC trackmachine TR01 a distance of 52.491 kilometers to better the previous mark by 639 meters. He became the first rider to surpass the 52 km threshold since the UCI unified two classifications into a single category last year and in line with regulations for current track … [Read more...]

Rohan Dennis To Tackle The One Hour Record this Sunday

Granges, Switzerland, Feb 6, 2015 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis will make an assault on the world one hour record at the Granges velodrome on Sunday. Dennis, 24 and winner of the recent Tour Down Under, will be aiming to overhaul the 51.852 kilometres covered in 60 minutes last October by Matthias Brändle of Austria, also in Switzerland, at Aigle. Brandle beat the … [Read more...]

Eurosport To Broadcast The #PerfectHour Of Alex Dowsett

Live and exclusive coverage confirmed for Alex Dowsett's attempt to break legendary UCI Hour Record on February 27 Eurosport is partnering with Movistar Team’s British cyclist Alex Dowsett as he attempts the UCI Hour Record on Friday 27 February 2015 at 20:00 CET at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic cycling events. The Essex-based rider’s attempt will take … [Read more...]

Matthias Brandle Sets New World Hour Record At 51.85km

PARIS, Oct 30, 2014 (AFP) - Austrian cyclist Matthias Brandle set a new world hour record on Thursday with his 51.85km effort trimming more than 700m off the old mark set by Germany's Jens Voigt last month. The three-time Austrian time-trial champion set the new record at Switzerland's Aigle velodrome rather than using the Granges track where Voigt set 51.115km on September 18. "I … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Breaks Cycling’s Iconic Hour Record At 51.115K

PARIS, Sept 18, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Jens Voigt on Thursday lowered cycling's hour record, covering 51.115 kilometres at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen. Voigt, who turned 43 on Wednesday, bettered by 1,415 metres the previous mark of 49.700km set by Ondrej Sosenka of the Czech Republic in 2005 in Moscow. Prior to Sosenka, the record was held by British Olympic champion Chris … [Read more...]