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Hour Record (may contain spoilers)

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by fimm, 30 Oct 2014.

  1. fimm

    fimm Veteran

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Apparently Mattias Braendle (who you will remember if you followed the Tour of Britian) is to have a go at the Hour Record.
    This is according to my boyfriend, so I know no more.
     
  2. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Live on Eurosport, 17:45 - 19:15
    Also streaming live on http://cyclingtips.com.au/

    Will be a hell of a ride if he pulls it off given his choice of track!

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/10/b...n-he-takes-on-voigts-hour-record-on-thursday/
     
  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ Slow Hill Climber/Lift avoider!

    I will miss the live streaming but Eurosport are showing a recording at 20:45 so I will catch it then.
     
  4. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    He seems to think it's the better track for him.

    Don't see it happening today, but it'd be nice to see someone post 57 km + for an 'undisputed' record.
     
  5. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    UCI live stream link here
     
  6. Rasmus

    Rasmus Without a clever title

    Location:
    Bristol
    That track looks absolutely tiny.
     
  7. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    that's because it is, it's 80% of the size of a 'standard' track
     
  8. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    who let the knobber with an air horn in
     
  9. Rasmus

    Rasmus Without a clever title

    Location:
    Bristol
    Yeah, I know it's a 200m track, but it looks smaller than I thought.
     
  10. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Supposedly much more circular than a 'normal' track - very short straights but wide corners. You can sort of see that in the wide shots along the back straight.

    52+ km/h at the mo.
     
  11. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    If he carries on like that he'll run out of air soon.
     
  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Shouldn't there be a standard size of track for such an attempt? Or does it make no difference?
     
  13. Rasmus

    Rasmus Without a clever title

    Location:
    Bristol
    Looks like his advantage has peaked and is now dropping. But surely he's far enough ahead..?
     
  14. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    It obviously does make a (subjective) difference as Braendle said he'd tried different tracks and felt this was the best for him. What that means for record setting I don't know. I suppose the track isn't that standardised for other distance or speed records either, when you think about it.
     
  15. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Looking tight