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Is there a time of year that better for the hour Record

Jun 9, 2009
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Air loses density with an increase in temperature. The body performs better at lower temperatures. It's a toss-up.

Air is always less dense as elevation increases.

It depends on when the rider is in peak fitness, most of all.


2-3 months after winning the worlds TT by a solid 1min 30, and celebrating in the last 500m, hint hint...

Enough time to get used to the UCI rules track bike, and focused training for a 50km hour world record
Sep 30, 2009
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It is perfect timing. An indoor velodrome can always be found in a warm climate. A couple of weeks off from competition to let the body recuperate, followed by getting acclimated to the bike and track.

This would put off a rider's off season, forcing a later start to their racing season, but with Canc, it doesn't matter, seeing as he seems to shoot for the big stage race TT's anyway.