July 19, 2005
Sosenko sets new hour record
Chris Boardman's hour record was broken today by Czech rider Ondrej Sosenka. Sosenka, 29, extended the "Athlete's Hour Record," using conventional frame and wheels, by about 300 meters in a velodrome in Moscow.
Boardman's old record was 49.422, or 10 meters longer than the Eddy Merckx record of 1972.
In the '90s, a number of riders, including Grahame Obree, Boardman, and Tony Rominger, fought an hour-record arms race using better equipment and riding positions, which culminated in Boardman's 56.375-kilometer record of September 1996. That record is now recognized as the "Absolute Hour Record."
Update: Reuters reports the new record is 49.700 kilometers.
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Amazing, but I can't find a single pic from the event. Anyone have any links to photos of this rather significant achievement?
Posted by: Trée at Jul 20, 2005 11:50:31 AM
I am thoroughly enjoying your blog!! Thanks.
But I need help - the other day I saw the bingo cards with Phil & Paul (commentators) and I thought it was piss funny (thats really funny in Aussie). But now I can't find it - can you tell me where it is?
Posted by: Brad at Jul 21, 2005 9:15:28 AM
here's a pic
Posted by: walter at Jul 21, 2005 3:22:05 PM
oops. here are the pics:
Posted by: walter at Jul 21, 2005 3:25:27 PM