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Old 07-25-12, 16:02
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Here is a cpmprehensive list of hour record holders that dates way back:
http://www.bikecult.com/bikecultbook...cordsHour.html
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Old 07-25-12, 16:08
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Here is a cpmprehensive list of hour record holders that dates way back:
http://www.bikecult.com/bikecultbook...cordsHour.html
If only I could bring my bike back with me to the 1880s... I think I could set that record (and with a decent velodrome)

And I don't have a nice bike even.
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Old 07-25-12, 17:09
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If the UK does very well in the Olympics I wonder if Sky would field a track team - this would add publicity to Sky during the winter (6-days, world cups, revolutions, and world championship).
They already do I thought?
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Old 07-25-12, 17:42
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If the UK does very well in the Olympics I wonder if Sky would field a track team - this would add publicity to Sky during the winter (6-days, world cups, revolutions, and world championship).
They sponsor the track GB team and have fielded teams in the past in World Cups.

If you mean the Sky riders specifically then I doubt that will ever happen.
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Old 07-25-12, 21:55
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They sponsor the track GB team and have fielded teams in the past in World Cups.

If you mean the Sky riders specifically then I doubt that will ever happen.
Cav, Stannard, Dowsett, Rowe, Downing, Swift, Kennaugh... all have ridden for Sky in the Revolutions
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Old 07-26-12, 14:17
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A few years back a certain 7 time Grand Tour winner
invited everyone (via twitter) to come down to the
Los Angeles velodrome and watch him do some tests.
He showed up with a film crew and his security went
around and confiscated cameras from all that showed
up. He then proceeded to ride several laps on the
blue and after a few bike changes/adjustments he
eventually made it onto (barely) the actual track.
I would have loved to see a jnr./cat.5 trackie ride
past him up at the fence and give him 'the look.'
The Grand Tour winner or his entourage never spoke
of the track again.
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Old 12-01-12, 13:52
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a few years back a certain 0 time grand tour winner
invited everyone (via twitter) to come down to the
los angeles velodrome and watch him do some tests.
He showed up with a film crew and his security went
around and confiscated cameras from all that showed
up. He then proceeded to ride several laps on the
blue and after a few bike changes/adjustments he
eventually made it onto (barely) the actual track.
I would have loved to see a jnr./cat.5 trackie ride
past him up at the fence and give him 'the look.'
the grand tour winner or his entourage never spoke
of the track again.
fixed your post

How'd did I never hear about that story? He made a big deal about wanting making a run at the hour record.
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Old 12-03-12, 22:34
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fixed your post

How'd did I never hear about that story? He made a big deal about wanting making a run at the hour record.
Thanks for fixing the post. Can't believe I didn't put
7 time "winner"...I guess I was in a hurry.
Anyway, it was early February 2009 and there was
a thread at FixedGearFever mocking him and a brief
article in Velonews online (predictably) swooning
over him.
EDIT:Curiously, Armstrong's velodrome ride was just
days before Taylor Phinney's absolutely stunning
4.15.223 pursuit at the Copenhagen World Cup where
he finished about 10 seconds faster than his closest
rival. Phinney had signed with the Trek-Livestrong U23
squad about five months previously.

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If the UK does very well in the Olympics I wonder if Sky would field a track team - this would add publicity to Sky during the winter (6-days, world cups, revolutions, and world championship).
world cups and world championships you compete for your nation, 6-Days are kind of an old boys network where each race decides what sponsers get what riders, the riders will wear their trade team shorts, but not jerseys, and not always paired up with trade teammates, and Sky is not part of that network, so the Revolution series is the only one they can do as Team Sky, and they do them all.
I just hope Cav's move to OPQS will give him to opportunity to get back on the boards, him and Iljo would be unstoppable in the 6-days
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Old 12-21-12, 07:12
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world cups and world championships you compete for your nation,
there are track trade teams for world cups, but not world championships.
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