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...]

Jens Voigt To Attempt The World Hour Record

42-year-old Jens Voigt has one more surprise up his sleeve. The recently retired German has scheduled September 18 as the date to attempt to break Ondrej Sosenka’s 49,7 kilometer mark. The attempt will happen in the Vélodrome Suisse in Grenchen. “It’s a huge challenge for me, both physical and mental,” says Voigt. “This is a huge project and probably it’s going to come as a … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Headlines Trek for Tour de France

PARIS, June 25, 2014 (AFP) - German veteran Jens Voigt is set to compete in his 17th Tour de France after being named in an experienced nine-strong Trek Factory Racing team for cycling's greatest race. The 42-year-old Voigt, a stage winner in 2001 and 2006 and yellow jersey wearer in 2011 and 2005, has not missed a Tour since making his debut in 1988. His appearance will draw him … [Read more...]

Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

ROUBAIX, France, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - New outfit Trek are aiming high for their debut season after unveiling a star-studded team, featuring Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, on Friday. The new team replaces the old outfit RadioShack and will combine the experience of riders such as Switzerland's Cancellara, the Schleck brothers and Germany's Jens Voigt with promising youngsters … [Read more...]

Nine Pro Cycling Teams Chosen For 2014 Tour Of California

Sagan Goes Three for Three

Sagan Goes Three for Three May 11-18 2014 Event Will Feature a Field Comprised of 56 Percent UCI Pro Teams – Equating to half of the Pro Teams Competing in the Tour de France LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2014) – The ninth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will feature an elite international field of professional cycling teams made up of World Champions, Olympic Medalists, Tour de … [Read more...]

Veteran Jens Voigt Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

PARIS, France, Aug 09, 2013 - Veteran German rider Jens Voigt, who will turn 42 next month, has said he intends to carry on in the sport until the end of the 2014 season. "No No- no retirement yet!!" Voigt wrote on Twitter on Friday. "I will happily ride that new bike a whole new saison next year - Down Under, Europe, Asia and again Amerika...." "It will take me all of next year … [Read more...]

Victorious Jens Voigt: “Age Is Just A Number, Apparently”

Taking win number 66 on Thursday, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’s Jens Voigt sprinted away from the breakaway with 5km to go and won stage five on the 185.7km/115.4mi route from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach stage in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. Voigt’s winning move came with 5km to go after being part of a 60km effort in the crosswinds that saw the peloton blown apart and the yellow jersey … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Wins Stage 5 of Amgen Tour of California

Avila Beach, California, May 16, 2013 - Germany's Jens Voigt captured stage five of the Tour of California, with a solo climb to the hillside finish line, giving him a six-second victory over runner-up Tyler Farrar on Thursday. Voigt (RadioShack) finished just ahead of stage four winner Farrar and third place Thor Hushovd (BMC) in the 185.7 kilometre fifth stage from Santa Barbara to … [Read more...]

Jens Voigt Dominates Stage 4 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge

BMC Racing Team Rider Tejay van Garderen Re-Claims Overall Lead to Cheers of Massive Crowds in Beaver Creek Beaver Creek, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2012) – In an impressive solo breakaway that began less than an hour into Stage 4 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek powered through the 97.2-mile course to take home the win in front of massive crowds lining the … [Read more...]