Hour Record Official Discussion Thread

Mar 14, 2009
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The last 1H threat we had was all about Jensie. Time to start an official thread dedicated to 1 hour record as new attempts are around the corner.

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7 in the evening, Matthias Brändle will get into the saddle on the track at the World Cycling Center (CMC) in Aigle, the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
His sole objective will be to improve upon the current world UCI Hour Record time of 51.110 kilometers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bmQXlU5fU
 
Shouldn't this be in the Track Sub-forum?

Jancouver said:
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7 in the evening, Matthias Brändle will get into the saddle on the track at the World Cycling Center (CMC) in Aigle, the headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
His sole objective will be to improve upon the current world UCI Hour Record time of 51.110 kilometers.
I thought that was the entire point of the Hour Record; to improve on the current record.
 
RedheadDane said:
Shouldn't this be in the Track Sub-forum?



I thought that was the entire point of the Hour Record; to improve on the current record.
I think what he means is that he is just trying to beat it, but others try to get a specific distance ahead of the old one, e.g. Bobby gets the record at 40.009m but Donny wants to beat it in by 4metres to get 44.009m.
 
Apr 12, 2009
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Will he use a classic bike, or on an aero frame, like Voigt?

Would be cool to see someone truly attack Sosenka's/boardman's record.
 
Apr 12, 2009
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To be clear: this bike falls in the Voigt category, but neither in the Mercx one, nor the Moser/Superman Boardman one, right?
 
The current hour record bikes rules are (we think) aligned with current pursuit bike rules.

I say "think" as the UCI never actually validated their statement - they just said bike was to conform with those used in "track endurance" events, and given the precedent set with Voigt's ride, well there you go.

They never specified which track endurance bike rules they meant (there are two different sets of track endurance bike rules, those for mass start racing, and those for the individual and team pursuit). You can of course use a mass start bike in the pursuit, but not the other way round.

This also brings it into line with the bike rules used for masters age category hour records.
 
RedheadDane said:
Shouldn't this be in the Track Sub-forum?
Perhaps, but Cookson's / UCI's decision to prevent anyone not on the bio-passport from making an attempt effectively means it's now a professional road racing event which happens to use a track.

Even many track specialists couldn't have a go because a lot of them are not on the passport.

It's the only world record that requires a bio-passport. The rule doesn't exist of course, UCI just made it up.
 
Jul 27, 2009
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Jancouver said:
His sole objective will be to improve upon the current world UCI Hour Record time of 51.110 kilometers.
I would think he will beat the current record by 1km, early 52's is my prediction.
 
The event is proving its marketability, imo. Already second attempt in two months live broadcasted. Although I've expected some larger manufacturer and stronger name to follow Trek's lead, a domestic Swiss company makes sense, too.
The worm-up will be very important for Brandle's effort, I think. Older and more experience riders like Voigt handle high pacing during long distance easier.
 
Sep 9, 2014
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mojomonkey said:
is anyone else getting what sounds like an almost continuous air horn on the feed?
It is some idiot doing it rather than any technical problems.
 
Mar 12, 2009
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Great ride by this chap. Forgive me but why is Boardman's 56km record not valid now since that was also down within the current pursuit regs at the time.
 

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