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

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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

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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

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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...]