Jens Voigt

Voigt extends relationship with Trek Factory Racing, will be consultant and sports director

Recently retired competitor Jens Voigt pledged he would remain involved with cycling after hanging up his wheels; the nature of that involvement has now been clarified, with the rider and his Trek Factory Racing team announcing Wednesday how he will stay within the sport. “I’ll take on an active role in the team staff and […]

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Brandle beats Voigt’s world hour record, covers 51.850 kilometres

Achieving his goal in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, Austrian rider Matthias Brandle dug deep to break the world hour record previously held by Jens Voigt. The IAM Cycling rider covered 51.850 in the hour, surpassing Voigt’s mark of 51.115 set on September 19 in Grenchen, […]

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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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