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

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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...]

Fabian Cancellara Hour Record Attempt Is Real

An article in Tuesday’s Gazzetta Dello Sport on Fabian Cancellara’s hour record attempt brings the management of Trek Factory Racing to issue an official statement. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “We haven’t taken any decision whatsoever about the time and the place for an attempt. As we have said before, the team will communicate in the appropriate time. Any other information that … [Read more...]

Kashechkin Delays Attempt At World Hour Record

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Oct 31, 2011 (AFP) - Kazakhstan's Andrey Kashechkin has pushed back his attempt to set a new world hour record, the Astana team cyclist announced Monday. Kashechkin had scheduled his attempt for November 4-6 when the Astana velodrome will host track cycling's World Cup but he is now looking for a new date next season. "I'm really motivated by this challenge. And … [Read more...]