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hour record.

Postby cycleruk » 18 Sep 2014, 9:00pm

I know there is mention in another post of the hour record attempt by Jens Voigt and he has set the new record at 51,115 km.
That is by my calculation = 31.76 mph average.
Matt Bottril broke the British 25 miles TT record with a time of 45:43 minutes which, again by my reckoning = 33 mph average.
So if Bottril was to go for the hour what would be the outcome. :roll:
Would he be able to keep 33mph up for the hour.
His 25 record was done outside on the open road so would be at the vagaries of the weather, road surface and traffic compared with the "hour" done on an indoor track.
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Re: hour record.

Postby Spinners » 18 Sep 2014, 10:06pm

The R25/3L is a 'legal' TT course but does have a long downhill section (actually quite scary when on tribars when there's a side wind and with some clunky expansion joints) but traffic is actually quite light on this course which is mainly concrete road. On the flip side, the general opinion was that conditions on 07/09/14 were good but not quite perfect.

I'd love to see Matt Bottril have a crack at this version of the hour record and reckon he'd have a good chance.

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Re: hour record.

Postby Valbrona » 15 Jan 2015, 3:51am

Very unfortunate for Alex Dowsett to have broken his collarbone during the build up to a record attempt.
I should coco.

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Re: hour record.

Postby Vorpal » 15 Jan 2015, 6:09am

The team have not yet cancelled his attempt, though I guess that is the likely outcome. They are going to evaluate after his surgery.

Poor Alex :(
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Postby Vorpal » 17 Jan 2015, 12:22am

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Re: hour record.

Postby Postboxer » 15 Feb 2015, 7:53pm

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/02/sarah ... ur-record/

Interview with Sarah Storey about her attempt on 28th Feb. At the bottom of the article it confirms the attempt will be broadcast live on the UCI's youtube channel.

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Re: hour record.

Postby Redvee » 16 Feb 2015, 12:56am

Postboxer wrote:http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/02/sarah-storey-interview-chasing-a-slot-in-history-with-womens-uci-hour-record/

Interview with Sarah Storey about her attempt on 28th Feb. At the bottom of the article it confirms the attempt will be broadcast live on the UCI's youtube channel.


That saves me the hassle etc of getting upto Lee Valley, want to see Sarah break the record.

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Re: hour record.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Feb 2015, 9:33am

Mens record is now 52.8km, only 4 km short of being numerically comparable with the IHPVA mens record - in miles.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way.
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Re: hour record.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Mar 2015, 12:47pm

Priority Is Still 500K In 24......Just Dreaming..............Stay Focused Guys And Keep Sharp.....
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Re: hour record.

Postby Postboxer » 15 Apr 2015, 1:46pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32315934

Dowsett attempt in Manchester on May 2nd.

Wiggins attempt in London on June 7th.

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Re: hour record.

Postby Vorpal » 19 Apr 2015, 10:16pm

Alex Dowsett: Preparing for the Hour Record

Cycling news video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4i3Gv9 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: hour record.

Postby Postboxer » 2 May 2015, 2:46pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32565032

Alex Dowsett has broken the record, 52.937km!

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Re: hour record.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 May 2015, 4:32pm

Hi,
Well Done.
So how many times this year will that record be broken and will wiggo hold it :?: and till his retirement after 2016 :?:
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Re: hour record.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 May 2015, 5:28pm

Woohoo.

Although as Alex said - if wig go is doing 20 minute blocks of 55kmh at the moment he's going to set a huge record.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way.
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Re: hour record.

Postby Spinners » 2 May 2015, 7:53pm

Chapeaux Alex!