hour record

Dowsett announces hour record bid, wants to inspire others with haemophilia

Saying that his motivation is to inspire others who suffer from the same blood clotting disease that he does, Alex Dowsett and his Movistar team today announced the rider’s plan to break the UCI hour record on February 27. The time trial specialist will make his bid at the Revolution track meet at the Lee […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Santambrogio tests positive again while serving doping ban; MPCC states that six member teams face auto-suspensions if repeat doping cases occur; Uran decides on ambitious Giro/Tour dual programme for 2015; Jack Bobridge on his hour record attempt; RCS Sport reveals tough Tirreno-Adriatico for 2015; Look […]


Jack Bobridge on his hour record attempt: “I’ll go to hell and back several times”

Reigning individual pursuit world record-holder Jack Bobridge announced yesterday that he will be attempting the world hour record. Today he announced further details about that attempt to better Matthias Brandle’s mark of 51.852km, set in October. Bobridge’s attempt will come on January 31, 2015 at the DISC Velodrome in Melbourne — the final night of […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information; Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record; Rohan Dennis declares hour record bid – “It is within reach”; Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos […]


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.