Jens Voigt

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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Heart procedure for Movistar’s José Joaquín Rojas after anomaly detected; Quintana confirmed for Tour de San Luis, but without pressure; Alaphilippe says cycling is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, but it’s important to push on; ‘Decisive’ time trial amongst details emerging about 2016 Vuelta a España; […]


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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gavazzi pads Tour of China II lead with stage 4 victory; Recovering Boonen given green light to return to Belgium, must rest for several weeks; Saxo Bank ends long-term sponsorship of Tinkoff-Saxo team, denies rumours of Riis involvement; USA Cycling steps toward zero tolerance policy; […]


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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nacer Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Criterium du Dauphine; Caleb Ewan claims stage 2 of the Tour de Korea; Rolf Aldag on Tony Martin and UCI hour record – “He is definitely toying around with it in his head”; Obree on Wiggins’ UCI hour […]


Jens Voigt: Life after retirement

When Jens Voigt retired he thought he’d go fishing “five days out of 10” but has instead been traversing the globe as an ambassador and quasi philanthropist. Voigt flew to the Tour of California direct from Australia this month where he personally raised more than $12,000 for cancer charities at the annual Tour de Cure […]


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In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Cancellara wins stage two of Tour of Oman; Meersman scoops first stage of Volta ao Algarve; Contador holds race lead heading into day two of Vuelta a Andalucia; 1984 world champion Claude Criquielion passes away at 58 years of age; Deep muscular injury for Frank Schleck after […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]