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Matthias Brändle hour record live stream

Join us here on Thursday, October 30th 2014 (18:50-20:10 CET) to watch the live stream of Matthias Brändle’s attempt to beat Jens Voigt’s world hour record at the UCI velodrome in Agil, Switzerland.

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Matthias Brandle confirms he’ll attack Voigt’s Hour Record next week

After years of stagnation, the battle for the world hour record is very much alive again. A little over a month after Jens Voigt set a new mark of 51.115 kilometres, the Austrian rider Matthias Brandle has confirmed he is planning to attack the record next Thursday at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) velodrome […]

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Wiggins to aim for world hour record next June, rules out Tour de France

One week after Jens Voigt set a new world hour record of 51.115 kilometres in Switzerland, Britain’s Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he intends taking on the mark in June 2015. “I want to prepare for it properly,” Wiggins told the BBC, specifying the period of year in which the attempt will be made. “It […]

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Voigt smashes world hour record, covers 51.115 kilometres

Achieving the goal he announced earlier this month, Jens Voigt entered a very select group of riders in breaking the world hour record in Switzerland today. The Trek Factory Racing rider clocked up an impressive 51.115 kilometres in his effort on the Grenchen track, beating the previous record of 49.7 kilometres. This was set by […]

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Graeme Obree’s next goal: mark 50th birthday by helping son beat his record

Having spent much of his life chasing national and international records in cycling, including two successful attempts on the world hour record, Grame Obree has decided on a rather different focus next year: passing the baton by helping his son to break one of his records. On September 13 of last year Obree broke the […]

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Guercilena: Voigt’s style under pressure means he’ll lose some metres, but we are confident

Trek Factory Racing general manager Luca Guercilena as acknowledged that Jens Voigt’s well-know wavering style and wandering front wheel will cost the German rider some distance in his hour record attempt today, but says that there have been attempts made to try to limit this as much as possible. He said that if things goes […]

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LIVE STREAM: Jens Voigt Hour World Record Attempt

Friday 19 September at 2.30am (AEST) in Grenchen’s velodrome (Switzerland), Jens Voigt will attempt to beat cycling’s iconic hour record set by Ondrej Sosenka at 49.700km in 2005. See it here live.

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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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