The women’s world hour record climbs again: Evelyn Stevens rides 47.98 km

American Evelyn Stevens (Boels Dolmans) has set a new women’s UCI World Hour Record of 47.98 kilometres, comfortably beating the mark set by Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell last month by over one kilometre. There were even times at the 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs where it looked like Stevens may threaten the all-time distance record of 48.159 kilometres set by French cyclist Jeannie Longo in …


Photo gallery: Evelyn Stevens’ Specialized S-Works Shiv TT Hour Record bike

On Saturday, American Evelyn Stevens will attempt to topple Jeannie Longo’s “all-time hour record” mark of 48.159km — a high bar that still stands two decades after it was set. If she succeeds, she’ll also smash the 46.882km “unified: UCI Hour Record set by Bridie O’Donnell on January 22 in Adelaide, Australia, aboard a bike allowed under UCI standards for endurance …


Road to Rio: Young Australian forges through tragedy to chase Olympic Dream

The past year on the bike has been one of those patches where things fell into place for young Tasmanian cyclist Georgia Baker. She gained a place in the High5 Dream Team, her form on the road continued to build with four wins in the National Road Series, she went to Europe for track and …

Stevens on the UCI Hour Record: “It’s going to be one of the most painful hours of my life”

Just two weeks after Australian Bridie O’Donnell set a new women’s UCI world hour record, USA Cycling announced on Monday that American Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the record on February 27th. The 32-year-old Boels-Dolmans rider will take on the challenge in Colorado Springs in front of a live and online audience. This will be the …

USA Cycling confirms Evelyn Stevens to take on world hour record

We broke the news on Twitter already but today USA Cycling confirmed that Evelyn Stevens of Boels-Dolmans will indeed take on the UCI world hour record, hoping to beat Bridie O’Donnell’s mark of 46.882 kilometres set just last month. The 32-year-old American will make the attempt on February 27 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About Evie: …


Sprinting to her best road season yet, Jolien d’Hoore’s biggest targets are still to come

Some of the world’s best riders are making their way to Paris for the second edition of La Course by Le Tour France. With the world’s eyes on the Champs-Élysées and a generous prize purse up for grabs, everyone wants a chance of glory on one of cycling’s most iconic avenues, especially the sprinters. Among …


Putting the hour record into perspective: How does an amateur compare?

Admit it. You’ve wondered how you would compare when stacked up against the pros. Most of us will never have the chance to find out, but the hour record offers up a unique opportunity for the bold and the brave to see how they compare to those at the top-level of the sport. The beautiful …


The human cost of gold medals

Earlier this week we published a piece written by Scott McGrory in which he reflected on his time under Australian Insitute of Sport (AIS) track coach Charlie Walsh. It was only fair that we reached out to Mr. Walsh to get his reply to Scott’s piece, but we also wanted to hear his perspectives on …


Reflecting On A ‘Legend’ : Charlie Walsh

Off the back of Australia’s Team Pursuit World Championship title last week in Cali, Colombia, Scott McGrory reflects on the AIS track coach who started it all – for better or for worse – Charlie Walsh.


The Austral Wheel Race: the world’s oldest track race

This Saturday, March 1, the Darebin International Sports Centre in Melbourne will play host to the 116th edition of the Austral Wheel Race. It is regarded by many as Australia’s greatest track cycling event, and is the world’s oldest track race. To get you ready for the 2014 Austral, Craig Fry delves into the archives …


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