hour record

What you need to know about Jens Voigt’s attempt at the hour record

Jens Voigt might have retired from professional racing but “The Jensie”, never one to shy away from an hour of pain, has one last gift for his legion of fans. On Thursday afternoon (early Friday morning Australian time) Voigt will attempt to beat the world hour record, challenging the current mark of 49.7km, set by […]

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Voigt goes for hour record: German ‘really convinced’ he can do it

Shut up clock. He’s been retired a week and a half but Jens Voigt has announced that he has one last big target in cycling; to try to beat the world hour record in two weeks’ time. The German rider announced the surprise news on Wednesday, saying that he was going to make a bid […]

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Cancellara and Trek team put hour record attempt on hold due to change in UCI bike rules

Following on from this week’s announcement that the UCI will shelve the requirement for hour record attempts to be set on bikes similar to those ridden by Eddy Merckx when he broke the mark in 1972, Fabian Cancellara and the Trek Factory Racing team have suspended the Swiss rider’s own attempt on the record. Cancellara […]

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