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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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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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Obree on the hour record: “It is a whole phenomenon rebooted”

He was known for his innovative approach to tackling the hour record, for his focus on engineering and aerodynamics and for creating his own bikes for his record attempts. Now, 21 years after he set the first of his two world hour records, Graeme Obree has hailed the renewed focus on the discipline and tips […]

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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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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, Valverde takes overall lead; Tejay van Garderen seals back-to-back victories at the USA Pro Challenge, Alex Howes wins final stage; Chantal Blaak wins Open de Suede Vargada, adding to TTT victory; Victory for Alexander Kristoff at […]

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Marcel Kittel takes Tour opener as Cavendish and Gerrans crash

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has started the 2014 Tour de France in the same manner he started last year’s race, sprinting to victory on stage 1 after a crash-marred finale in Harrogate. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), one of the pre-stage favourites, crashed heavily with roughly 400m to go after coming into contact with Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Froome – “I am in very similar form to last year…I am ready for this”; Trek Factory Racing press conference audio; Sean Kelly’s Tour de France blog – “There are many uncertainties ahead”; Michael Matthews could miss Le Tour debut after crash; Talansky extends for […]

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