Dennis declares hour record bid: “It is within reach”
The list of riders who will attempt the world hour record in 2015 has increased yet further, with the BMC Racing Team and Rohan Dennis announcing that the Australian will aim for the coveted mark in February of next year. Dennis, who moved to the team from Garmin-Sharp during the 2014 season in a rare […]
Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record
Jack Bobridge, the world record holder of the individual pursuit, has announced that he’ll be tackling the Hour Record in 2015. Jens Voigt set the new benchmark in his last outing as a professional cyclist but his effort was surpassed and the current record, held by Matthias Brandle, is 51.852km. Bobridge, 25, recently signed for […]
The Week in Bike #46 – Let’s Play Pro Cyclist!
What better way to celebrate the busiest travel holiday in the US (Thanksgiving) than by sampling a bit of the professional cyclist lifestyle? Mercifully, the hotels and lack of leg room are short-term concerns, but both fans and riders seem likely to be under the thumb of cycling’s powers that be for quite a while to come. We […]
The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around
You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]
The Week in Bike #42 – Why Cook Leftovers?
As he noted on Tumblr earlier this week, Cosmo found Matthias Brändle’s Hour Record attempt a welcome distraction from stories that seem to sound…familiar around this time of year. It’s important to pick out on new distinctions in the headlines, be they different concepts in how to manage the sport, or new takes on dodging the doping rap. We […]
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.