Matthias Brandle Sets New World Hour Record At 51.85km

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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

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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...]

Robert Marchand Sets New One Hour Speed Record At Age 100

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by Lucy Christie AIGLE, Switzerland, Feb 17, 2012 (AFP) - French cycling enthusiast Robert Marchand set a new one-hour speed record on Friday -- at the age of 100. The centenarian rode 24.25 km (15.1 miles) in 60 minutes watched by crowds of cheering supporters at the International Cycling Union (UCI) velodrome in Aigle, Switzerland. Marchand kept a steady pace and was … [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...]

Women’s Team Pursuit World Record Goes American As Well

Aguascalientes, Mexico (May 12, 2010) - Dotsie Bausch (Irvine, Calif./ATF Empire Coaching Systems), Sarah Hammer (Temecula, Calif./American Track Foundation) and Lauren Tamayo (Asheville, N.C./Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) set an unofficial new world record in the three-kilometer team pursuit on their way to winning the gold medal in women’s event at the Pan American Championships in … [Read more...]