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post #1 of 13
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So, Jens Voigt is attempting the hour record tomorrow in Switzerland.  Anyone know how to get Eurosport in the US over the net?

 

Much hope and good wishes to Jensie...

 

Mike

post #2 of 13
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Looks like Trek will be live streaming it tomorrow at 1 PM EDT.

 

http://www.trekbikes.com/hour_record/

 

Mike

post #3 of 13

Cool, thanks Mike.  Interesting... it's on the track.  

 

I can't image he'd could be better prepared than after the efforts he put in at altitude in Colorado.  I wonder if anyone added up the amount of time he spend alone out front during the Pro Challenge.

post #4 of 13
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Yea it's highly likely that he'll break the record, but that'll be diminished by the rule change by the UCI.  There used to be two hour records, one called the "Athlete" that basically meant that you had to ride on the equipment that Eddie Merkxx set the hour record on in the 70's, and another that was unlimited in equipment.  The UCI changed the rules in May to allow any track-legal equipment in the athlete record.  Which means that Jensie will be riding dual disc wheels, an aero frame, and time trial bars.  

 

Even so, it'll be a great way for him to go out.

 

Mike

post #5 of 13

I hope Cancellara plans to try.

post #6 of 13

Also check hahasports.com, they always carry most major international sports feeds.  This one might be a "closed" broadcast by Trek though, not sure.

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
 

I hope Cancellara plans to try.

He was purportedly working on an attempt but when the UCI changed the rules, he dropped it.  But there's rumors that he may try next season depending on his schedule for the classics.  Wiggo is considering an attempt as well, and there's some thought that Millar might get in on the action.

 

I expect that if any of them make an attempt after Jens, they will displace him as the record holder.  But still it will be a good result or Jens and a graceful exit.

 

Mike

post #8 of 13
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I expect that if any of them make an attempt after Jens, they will displace him as the record holder. 

 

I sorta doubt Jens will beat Boardman.

post #9 of 13

What is the hour record?

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

I expect that if any of them make an attempt after Jens, they will displace him as the record holder. 

 

I sorta doubt Jens will beat Boardman.

 

I'm hoping he can beat Rominger.

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I sorta doubt Jens will beat Boardman.
That'd be pretty difficult, but Boardman's record (56.375 km) is in different category. He just has to beat Sosenska (49.7 km).

Mike
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by epic View Post

I sorta doubt Jens will beat Boardman.
That'd be pretty difficult, but Boardman's record (56.375 km) is in different category. He just has to beat Sosenska (49.7 km).

Mike

 

Hence my point above.     Categories, schmategories, the most comparable bike to Jens' was Rominger's.

 

 

  And we know a bike like that has been pushed to 55,29 km.   http://www.wolfgang-menn.de/rominger.htm

 

If Jens can equal or beat Rominger's first push to 53,83 then the cycling world can (finally!)  look past the whole UCI  anti-Obree rulemaking embarrassment.


Edited by cantunamunch - 9/18/14 at 8:20am
post #13 of 13

Replay is up for those of us who missed it today.   Same link Mike posted above:

 

http://www.trekbikes.com/hour_record/

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