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Re: The Hour record
« Reply #300 on: June 09, 2015, 08:25 »
slight aside, here, but it looked like BW was wearing a skinsuit of a similar style to the ones sky wore a couple of years ago, with a very prominent wire/seam at the front of the arm.

I thought these were illegal, and hence why sky didn't wear them anymore.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03333/bradley-wiggins_3333322b.jpg

with regards to legal or illegal components. I'm sure the custom TT bars are intended to be illegal when the rules were written (about everything being commercially available) but British Cycling have long flouted this by pretending to sell their stuff to anyone who pretends they want to buy it.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #302 on: June 09, 2015, 15:16 »
    Bradley Wiggins position in the hour record it's illegal, the position was banned immediately after Floyd Landis used it in the TdF 2006, arm should be horizontal. I guess rules don't apply for Wiggins, first ar the Tour of Yorkshire and now in the hour record. Brain Cookson is worth then Pat McQuaid.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #304 on: June 09, 2015, 15:33 »
    Only the guy isn't actually Dowsett's coach ... :fp

    look who wrote it  :lol
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #305 on: June 09, 2015, 15:56 »
    look who wrote it  :lol
    I don't need to ... :P
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #306 on: June 09, 2015, 18:52 »
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/09/bradley-wiggins-team-rebut-rule-bending-accusations-hour-record

    The complaints from people peripherally associated with Dowsett's camp are nothing but hot air. The attempt never would have gone ahead without UCI approval of the bike and the skinsuit.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #307 on: June 10, 2015, 01:53 »
    I laughed though - I thought that I had read that Canyon developed stuff on their bike especially for Dowsett as well ...


    I do think that Sky/BC push the boundaries when it comes to equipment.  The rules are supposed to be that it must be commercially available, and that simply aint the case with their equipment.   

    But that is something the UCI should be pulling up BEFORE the attempt.  Not for others to use to slag him off afterwards.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #308 on: June 10, 2015, 02:27 »
    Yeah this is always how BC have done it, I remember some brouhaha around the skinsuits they used in London too. The 'commercially available' rule turns out to be pretty lenient, you have months and months after the fact in which to meet it and you might only have to sell one of each piece of equipment to be safe. I read that Canyon made nine bikes for Dowsett's attempt and plans to sell at most two of them.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #310 on: September 28, 2015, 09:26 »
    Eddy Planckaert set a new hour record last week - on a wooden bike




    11km, 932m and 94 centimeter

    http://nl.metrotime.be/2015/09/25/news/eddy-planckaert-57-vestigt-uurrecord-op-houten-fiets/
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #311 on: November 22, 2015, 09:07 »
    Wiggins might have a go at the merckx hour - after the Olympics at some stage , maybe


    http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/11/news/wiggins-hints-at-taking-on-merckx-hour_389714
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #312 on: September 12, 2016, 19:03 »
    #rally Tom Zirbel goes for the hour this week, and targets to break the American record

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/zirbel-to-make-hour-record-attempt-this-week/
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #313 on: September 15, 2016, 03:54 »
    #rally Tom Zirbel goes for the hour this week, and targets to break the American record

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/zirbel-to-make-hour-record-attempt-this-week/

    "The American record."  :lol

    Why is there even such a thing? It holds zero relevance in the big picture.

    The Hour Record really needs to be all or nothing. Isn't that the whole point?

    Bradley Wiggins is the man to beat. Period.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #314 on: September 15, 2016, 05:41 »
    "The American record."  :lol

    Why is there even such a thing? It holds zero relevance in the big picture.

    The Hour Record really needs to be all or nothing. Isn't that the whole point?

    Bradley Wiggins is the man to beat. Period.
    The same way there are world and national records in virtually any other timed athletic discipline, there are national Hour Records as well.

    But yes, you're right.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #315 on: September 15, 2016, 20:55 »
    So who next for an attempt on the real record - passed mr dowsett driving in opposite direction earlier tonight - another go?
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #316 on: October 01, 2016, 09:25 »
    Just want to say good luck to Colin Lynch on his attempt in Manchester today.
    Go fella
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #317 on: October 01, 2016, 10:43 »
    Archieboy we need you to channel all of the luck that you can muster to the 'London Stadium' this afternoon...   :o
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #318 on: October 01, 2016, 21:23 »
    Just want to say good luck to Colin Lynch on his attempt in Manchester today.
    Go fella

    Well done that man, smashed it.





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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #319 on: January 28, 2017, 18:24 »
    http://feltet.dk/nyheder/martin_toft_madsen_satte_timerekord/

    Reigning Danish ITT champion Martin Toft Madsen set a new *dk Hour Record, smashing Ole Ritter's 1974 distance of 48.879 km (which was the World Hour Record at the time) and posting 52.114 tonight as part of the Copenhagen Sixdays program. :cool

    And he's said that he will try to go after Wiggins' mark of 54.526 at some point in time too.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #320 on: October 11, 2017, 11:22 »
    #jopiels Dion Beukeboom plans to give it a try to beat Wiggins' record at the Aguascalientes velodrome in Mexico

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    “I do not have the illusion that I am a better cyclist than Wiggins. But I know that Wiggins did his record under conditions that were not ideal, [...] the Hour Record was not as quick as it could have been. There is a window of opportunity and we want to crawl through it.

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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #321 on: October 11, 2017, 23:24 »
    Wonder if Dowsett's iminent transfer means that his November attempt is on hold - possibly indefinitely if he really makes the progression to full time Dom next season rather than light Dom and occasional ITT er ?
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #322 on: October 12, 2017, 07:19 »
    Wonder if Dowsett's iminent transfer means that his November attempt is on hold - possibly indefinitely if he really makes the progression to full time Dom next season rather than light Dom and occasional ITT er ?

    it has been cancelled, yes:

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    Dowsett had been scheduled to have a second tilt at the World Hour Record, which he lost to Bradley Wiggins in 2015, this year but that has been cancelled. However, he is still keen to reclaim it though he has not had any detailed discussions directly with Katusha.

    “I’ll get settled first.” he said. “I’ve got seven years to do the Hour Record but it’s a shame it didn’t happen this year. I know the numbers are there and I can do it, I just need three months’ warning and an hour slot in Manchester.”

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/alex-dowsett-relishing-chance-marcel-kittel-lead-role-katusha-2018-350602

    he is still with Canyon though as Katusha uses the same bikes as Movistar. So if the company still thinks that he can do it, there's a chance that he will get another try I guess
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