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Re: The Hour record
« Reply #120 on: December 21, 2014, 17:57 »
I do wonder if the Hour record is becoming the Bucket Challenge of cycling.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #122 on: January 12, 2015, 11:48 »
    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/01/dekker-dennis-is-a-better-rider-but-going-for-the-hour-at-altitude-could-give-me-the-edge/

    lots of stuff in there, not just the hour Garmin time and other stuff, seems pretty honest
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #123 on: January 17, 2015, 02:22 »
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cancellaras-interest-in-hour-record-wanes

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    “I really started this hour and then suddenly it gets changed from the UCI in a way that I don’t have this motivation,” Cancellara said during a conference call from his team’s latest training camp in Majorca.

    “At the moment I am focussing on other things and not who is doing it or where they’re doing it or how it’s going to go,” he said. “The last thing I want to do is make a one-hour show and at the moment it looks like everyone wants to do a show.


    I take back my question! I take back my question! I take back my question!  :-x

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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #124 on: January 22, 2015, 16:02 »
    http://movistarteam.com/news/2015-1-22/alex-dowsett-movistar-team-s-uci-hour-record-attempt-postponed

    Alex Dowsett and Movistar Team regret to announce that the British rider’s UCI Hour Record attempt, scheduled for February 27 on the velodrome of London’s Lee Valley VeloPark, has been postponed.

    Following Dowsett’s crash last Tuesday, his collarbone fracture and the subsequent surgery, the initial recovery program proposed to secure the attempt on the original date has not been fulfilled. Both rider and squad consider it would not be realistic to carry on with February 27 as a goal. Movistar Team also states that attempting the record would have been a risky decision, compromising the rest of the season for Alex and putting extra pressure on his recovery.

    "I'm really gutted this has happened,” says Dowsett. “I’ve never worked harder for anything and to make this difficult decision with the team and lose this opportunity is a real blow. The positive is that it is a record attempt so we will be attempting it at a later date. I cannot thank Movistar, Canyon, Endura and the rest of the team partners enough for their continued support as well as my family and friends. But most of all I'd like to thank everyone that's supported me with words of encouragement both in training pre-crash and words of support and well wishes post-crash, it really was overwhelming. I'll now recover properly and be back to full fitness for the road season and another crack at the ‘perfect hour.’”

    Movistar Team wishes to thank Canyon, Endura, Power2Max, Eurosport, FACE Partnership and Cyclevox for their support, comprehension and full backing of Dowsett and the team’s choice, as well as the media and especially the fans, for their countless heart-warming messages during the last few days.

    Once Alex is fully recovered, all the parties will re-evaluate the UCI Hour Record process to begin again, in order to find the most suitable date.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #125 on: January 22, 2015, 17:06 »
    Shame, that would have been his chance to get his name onto The Hour before Wiggo set The Benchmark.
    But better in the long term to recover properly - and Dowsett is a great ITT rider, with good preparation he could break even Wiggo's Benchmark HourTM.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #126 on: January 23, 2015, 09:09 »
    Cav quiet about crash details - he posted a picture of both training in Essex on day of crash... no comment as to his presence or otherwise at the impact!
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #127 on: January 28, 2015, 05:43 »
    Not a lot of really big news going around, but Jacky Boy is up this Sunday night
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #128 on: January 28, 2015, 17:17 »
    I for one am hugely excited to see Bobridge have a shot. He is WR holder for the IP and surely one of the best if not the best endurance track rider as a result. You watch him ride the TP and he drags the Aussie team around the track. He has never translated that into success on the road, but he is undoubtedly hugely talented and has shown brief glimpses at times.

    After his TDU performance he looks in great shape and I expect him to smash Brandle's distance by some measure. He is the first true serious rider to take this on in my opinion. Whether his distance will be trumped by Dennis? I really don't know..

    http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/57852/Bobridge-set-for-hour-record-attempt
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #129 on: January 29, 2015, 07:54 »
    https://soundcloud.com/cycling-central/podcast-29-jan-15-dogged-dennis-evanss-exit-looms-and-bobridges-hour-record

    cycling central podacast with Rob Arnold they talk the hour record of Jacky Boy and Dennis

    some good stuff from Rob

    Jack looking at average of 385 watts for the hour and looking to put the record out of reach  :o
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #131 on: January 29, 2015, 17:02 »
    really gutted for Dowsett, he had  a real shot at breaking it, and if not breaking it pushing it really close (i actualy think someone failing is really needed to heighten the prestige). Movistar as well had put a lot into it, hiring velodromes for him to practice on.

    If he goes post wiggins i think he loses out, not only in terms of time needed to beat it, but as far as media goes in no longer being the first brit to tackle it.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #132 on: January 29, 2015, 21:24 »
    I am a big Dowsett fan, but he really needs some 'luck' with injuries - everything crossed for a fine season, and no more recovery room instagram selfies.   :cool
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #135 on: January 31, 2015, 06:47 »
    link for the bobridge hour record -
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #137 on: January 31, 2015, 09:08 »
    he did not make it :(

    around 51.3
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #138 on: January 31, 2015, 09:27 »
    51.3 km official

    went out too hard.

    plan was 16.9 per lap went low 16 for awhile and then blew, 18.5 for 1 lap. Was after MB from lap 70.

    looked absolutely fliped at the end
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #139 on: January 31, 2015, 09:33 »
    I didn't think we'd get a miss yet but I agree with Dim that failed attempts help build excitement.

    I feel terrible for him but at least he had a great TDU.

    Did his equipment all look in order to those of you knew know about such things?

    I wonder if this will make Rohan Dennis more or less nervous?
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #141 on: January 31, 2015, 09:47 »
    I didn't think we'd get a miss yet but I agree with Dim that failed attempts help build excitement.

    I feel terrible for him but at least he had a great TDU.

    Did his equipment all look in order to those of you knew know about such things?

    I wonder if this will make Rohan Dennis more or less nervous?

    Martin Wiggo and Dennis will have all gone oh flip i think
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #142 on: January 31, 2015, 14:20 »
    https://twitter.com/velochrono/status/561460346184273921

    Think this is pretty telling, just got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to excited and went far too hard early on. Compared with voigt, started very disciplined, then saved it for the end, and brandle who looks like he did a perfect hour, steady and controlled all the way through.

    as ive said before though, i think a failed attempt is a good thing at this point, heightens the prestige, we now have a real proper baseline for the hour (brandles attempt), that we know can be beaten, but we also know isnt easy to beat.

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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #143 on: January 31, 2015, 14:23 »
    Cycling Australia doing themselves absolutely no favours by the way

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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #144 on: January 31, 2015, 15:19 »
    Cycling Australia doing themselves absolutely no favours by the way



    there was 2 places to watch but the coverage was really bad so being told to go away was better  :lol
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #146 on: February 02, 2015, 10:59 »
    His twitter messages overnight did tend to imply he would be giving it another go at some point, but no clues as to when.

    https://twitter.com/JackBobridge/status/562091338238140416

    https://twitter.com/JackBobridge/status/562091563400978433
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #147 on: February 02, 2015, 11:03 »
    I think it might be on Hendo is retweeting everything
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #148 on: February 02, 2015, 11:49 »
    Think this is pretty telling, just got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to excited and went far too hard early on. Compared with voigt, started very disciplined, then saved it for the end, and brandle who looks like he did a perfect hour, steady and controlled all the way through.


    Yep, looks like maybe his good ride at TDU made him believe his own hype a little too much and that he was, if not guaranteed to beat it, then at least win by going hard from the off in the same style he was riding round South Australia the other week.

    I hope he has another go, but maybe not straight away. Agree that the odd failure helps make it more of an accolade to win but that will soon be spoilt if everyone starts piling in on early attempts just to get their name in the books before the big names join in.
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