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06 Nov 2013 01:31

Not sully the Power Meter thread any further than one person has tried. Here are the current World Records.

Apart from the U19 and Elite Men's Kilo times all the World Records for events contested at World Championships are very current. And even then the Kilo record is 2001. Both Kilo records were set at Altitude and it is very rare that Track Worlds are run at Altitude, Columbia 1995 and then Colorado Springs 1986. And of course Olympic Games was Mexico!

So while one can not provide any evidence that it is power meters have changed the playing field, I would say UCI regs and drugs have been the biggest factors, one would be naive to say that the sport has progressed.

http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTYzODY&LangId=1
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12 Nov 2013 16:40

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1902244/laws-and-lucas-are-best-in-their-fields/
Sounds like Jessica Laws, World Masters Champion and
record-holder, and a few others are heading to Mexico
next year for some high-altitude record attempts. I'm
guessing Aguascalientes? Anyone know anything about
this? Who, what, when, where, etc.?
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08 Dec 2013 01:34

Whole lot of World Records being set at Track World Cup in Mexico. Who said the sport wasn't advancing in the age of power meters and evidence based coaching!
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08 Dec 2013 10:50

CoachFergie wrote:Whole lot of World Records being set at Track World Cup in Mexico. Who said the sport wasn't advancing in the age of power meters and evidence based coaching!


What is used to break these records, higher cadence or higher gears?
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08 Dec 2013 11:36

Riders are using bigger gears these days.
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08 Dec 2013 19:44

CoachFergie wrote:Whole lot of World Records being set at Track World Cup in Mexico. Who said the sport wasn't advancing in the age of power meters and evidence based coaching!


and a 20% reduction on sea level air density.
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08 Dec 2013 21:18

It would also have to be a "fast" track as well, given the pervious records were also set at altitude.

Though whatever way you slice it the the record wasn't beaten, it was butchered.
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08 Dec 2013 23:09

Previous Kilo record set at twice the altitude in Bolivia. Great to see the event back in the spotlight where it belongs. Most of the Sprint records were set on Moscow which is a 333.33 track which allows the rider to hit the 200m mark coming off the banking. Or Colorado Springs which is 333.33 and altitude. So records in sprint events have always been set in special locations.
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10 Dec 2013 14:04

Yup, and as we all know Moscow is a couple of metres wider
than most current tracks so there is more banking to assist
one's acceleration.
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