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Re: The Hour record
« Reply #90 on: November 02, 2014, 01:42 »
Wiggins spreading more rumors about 2015

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-wiggins-to-attempt-hour-record-next-summer
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Bradley Wiggins’ hour record attempt could happen in July or August of next year, according to the Diario de Mallorca newspaper. The paper also reported that Wiggins would make his hour record attempt at the El Palma Arena in Mallorca. Wiggins has spent the past few weeks in Mallorca and met with the velodrome’s technical director Joan Llaneras at the Tolo restaurant in Port de Pollença a week ago.

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The meeting between the two happened during a celebration hosted by the ex-footballer Tomeu Llompart. “Wiggins wants to break the record of the time in Mallorca in Palma Arena and fill the public velodrome. And he is convinced that this will mobilize thousands of English fans to travel on holiday to the island to see his attempt," Llompart told the newspaper. “He considers Mallorca as his home and therefore wants to face the record on the island."
Any thoughts on the bolded part above?



Not quite sure what this has to do with the Hour record though. :slow
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The El Palma Arena velodrome is owned by the Mallorcan government and was the subject of an enquiry after it was linked with the embezzlement of public funds, forgery and bribery.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #91 on: November 02, 2014, 07:09 »
    Wiggins spreading more rumors about 2015

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-wiggins-to-attempt-hour-record-next-summerAny thoughts on the bolded part above?
    Depends on when he'll do it. If it's during summer holidays, the island will be full of Brits anyway. Whether that's the kind of audience you want is a different matter ... ;)


    But as Dim said in the Brändle Hour livechat, Wiggins would most probably do his attempt on a *gb track.
    Maybe he just met with Llaneras (a retired track cyclist) to talk about old times. :D
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #92 on: November 08, 2014, 09:13 »
    In 3 hours, Andrzej Bartkiewicz (Me neither) will challenge the hour record in Pruszków. There is a stream
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #94 on: November 08, 2014, 12:45 »
    20mins left. on schedule for 47.8k


    Post Merge: November 08, 2014, 12:55
    10 mins left: pace dropped slightly.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #95 on: November 08, 2014, 12:59 »
    Broke national record (his main goal, I assume) with 6 minutes to spare.  Pace now about 47.65 km
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #96 on: November 08, 2014, 13:05 »
    47.5km + about half a lap.

    I don't understand a word of Polish, but the commentator seems both excitable and repetitive.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #97 on: November 08, 2014, 13:07 »
    47.618 km.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #98 on: November 08, 2014, 13:26 »
    the commentator seems both excitable and repetitive.
    Yes and yes. :D
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #99 on: November 11, 2014, 07:34 »
    another one to try...

    https://twitter.com/thomasdekker/status/532063832995545088

    ...in spring though, which could very well be too late for him to have a chance to take it. Although to be honest I don't really see him beating Brändle anyway, all Dekker has proven post-doping is, that he really is far away from being capable to do anything special on the bike
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #100 on: November 11, 2014, 07:51 »
    another one to try...

    https://twitter.com/thomasdekker/status/532063832995545088

    ...in spring though, which could very well be too late for him to have a chance to take it. Although to be honest I don't really see him beating Brändle anyway, all Dekker has proven post-doping is, that he really is far away from being capable to do anything special on the bike
    1 can hope he goes all Rominger on it.

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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #101 on: November 11, 2014, 10:17 »
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-kohler-wants-freedom-to-chase-wins-in-2015

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    Sporza journalist to attempt hour record

    While the hour record has become a new focus for several riders in the professional peloton, Belgian journalist Ruben Van Gucht has decided to make his own attempt on the record which was recently set at 51.850km by IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle.

    Van Gucht will make his attempt on November 21 at the Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx in Ghent and has been training with help from Tom Boonen and Tom Steels. Van Gucht tweeted that he is expecting to ride between 38-40 kilometres.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #102 on: November 11, 2014, 10:32 »
    FFS everyone and their uncle having a go lately
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #103 on: November 11, 2014, 10:55 »
    If you expect to ride 13 km short of the current Hour Record, that's not an "attempt at the Hour Record".

    That's just riding laps of a track for 60 minutes.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #104 on: November 11, 2014, 12:02 »
    38-40km is nothing special at all on a TT rig with deep wheels. Is this guy doing it for a documentary or segment for Sporza to show the everyday punter how hard it is?

    Dekker having a shot is a bit of a laugh, I think he'll struggle with Jens' mark, let alone Brändle's.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #105 on: November 12, 2014, 14:02 »
    If you expect to ride 13 km short of the current Hour Record, that's not an "attempt at the Hour Record".

    That's just riding laps of a track for 60 minutes.

    its no official attempt anyway I guess. Lars Teutenberg said he wanted to apply for it back in June to be the first to get the new record, but he would have had to wait 6 months at least for not being part of the ABP program at that point

    http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_90341.htm

    ...and I seriously doubt that Sporza guy is.

    Teutenberg is not planing to have a go at it anymore by the way as Brändle's mark is out of reach for him anyway
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #106 on: November 19, 2014, 13:21 »
    Martin targets the Hour

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    One big issue in recent monhts has been the Hour Record. Bradley Wiggins has already made it clear that he will make an attempt next summer. However, he may have to battle against Martin who is also considering giving it a try.
     
    "That's on my agenda and I will discuss with my team in December how we can approach this issue without compromising my goals on the road," he said. "That is an essential factor: I need to find a time and a way of preparation which does not affect my road shape. I am surrounded by capable people and I have a team that supports me. So I think that we will find a date, preferably already in the coming year."
     
    If time allows, I'm ready for it," he confirmed his ambition to make an attempt in 2015.
     
    One disadvantage for Martin is the fact that he doesn't have Wiggins' experience on the track.
     
    "In the beginning, his advantage is infinitely big due to his experience on the track," he said about Wiggins. "He comes from the track - no one is better than him. Luckily, I have also been educated there at the youth level and I feel good there but I definitely need longer time to adapt. I will probably need two, three or four attempt to beat the mark that he is likely to set. But I want to work in that direction and after the first training sessions on the track, I can say whether it is realistic or not."
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #107 on: November 21, 2014, 13:17 »
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-kohler-wants-freedom-to-chase-wins-in-2015

    "Sporza journalist to attempt hour record

    While the hour record has become a new focus for several riders in the professional peloton, Belgian journalist Ruben Van Gucht has decided to make his own attempt on the record which was recently set at 51.850km by IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle.

    Van Gucht will make his attempt on November 21 at the Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx in Ghent and has been training with help from Tom Boonen and Tom Steels. Van Gucht tweeted that he is expecting to ride between 38-40 kilometres."


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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #108 on: December 16, 2014, 14:26 »
    https://twitter.com/DameSarahStorey/status/544857371936571392

    I still expect to see a Movistar announcement on Friday that Alex Dowsett will attempt the men's record the day afterwards...
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #110 on: December 18, 2014, 01:43 »
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/rohan-dennis-announces-hour-record-attempt-149864

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    Rohan Dennis is the second Australian track star in as many days to announce he will try to break the Hour Record early next year.

    Dennis, who took a silver medal in the Team Pursuit at London 2012, will take to the Velodrome Suisse track on February 8 in his quest for success.




    In other news, the UCI has just released a short list of other riders who may also be interested in the Hour Record.
    Possible Hour Record attempts for 2015  :P
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #114 on: December 19, 2014, 08:58 »
    if Bobridge takes it seriously, this will put a quick end to the numerous attempts. I can't see more than 2 or 3 riders who can beat him - and one of them is not interested
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #117 on: December 21, 2014, 04:31 »
    Alex Dowsett setting the record in his sights

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/12/dowsett-announces-hour-record-bid-wants-to-inspire-others-with-haemophilia/
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    Alex Dowsett and his Movistar team today announced the rider’s plan to break the UCI hour record on February 27.

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    Both Jack Bobridge and Rohan Dennis have announced that they will aim for the record. Bobridge’s bid will take place in Melbourne’s DISC velodrome on January 31, while Dennis will make his attempt in Grenchen, Switzerland on February 8.

    Dowsett’s attempt will come 19 days after the latter bid. This means that he isn’t yet aware what distance he will have to travel to break the record, but he will continue working hard in the meantime.



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    A total of 6,000 places are available for those who want to be present at the bid, and can be purchased here.

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    A total of 6,000 places are available for those who want to attempt the Hour record themselves.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #118 on: December 21, 2014, 11:54 »
    All three of Dowsett, Dennis & Bobridge are of a considerably higher calibre then what we have had till now..
    Assuredly the opportunity to get your name in the records books once and for all is quickly fading and now the real specialists are getting involved. Particularly, Bobridge & Dennis as two of the best TP riders in recent history will be especially competitive, if Dowsett is in good form then he may well come very close to either of those distances.

    The Hour record is considerably longer than the higher intensity TP and so I wonder how Bobridge will fare, as he is up there as the best IP rider in the world. Definitely of benefit for the Australians to get their attempt done with in the Australian summer.
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    Re: The Hour record
    « Reply #119 on: December 21, 2014, 12:43 »
    All three of Dowsett, Dennis & Bobridge are of a considerably higher calibre then what we have had till now..
    Assuredly the opportunity to get your name in the records books once and for all is quickly fading and now the real specialists are getting involved. Particularly, Bobridge & Dennis as two of the best TP riders in recent history will be especially competitive, if Dowsett is in good form then he may well come very close to either of those distances.

    The Hour record is considerably longer than the higher intensity TP and so I wonder how Bobridge will fare, as he is up there as the best IP rider in the world. Definitely of benefit for the Australians to get their attempt done with in the Australian summer.

    Not sure Dowsett is any better than Brandle to be honest. Dennis will set the best time of the three. Then it will be smashed in the summer.

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