• Hour Fan

    With all due respect to the athletes that have attempted in the past, it is great to see a World class athlete have a go at the “new” hour record.

    • Uncle Chainwhip

      ‘Xactly Hour Fan…..no need to slam Jeanne. She did her Hour 20 years ago via polluted outdoors in a forced weather window, on a much heavier bike, less aero bike, no wind tunnel stuff, no watt meter/lab rat toys and passed a whiz quiz. That being said, light it up tigress!

      • Alister Taylor

        Heavy makes little difference. Less aero bike, yes, but significantly more aerodynamic position. Superman + old bike vs. “traditional” aero, probably about a wash.

        I do hope Stevens beats Longo’s record. Longo is, yes, a great athlete, but I’m unconvinced by her positive test, missed drug tests, then trying to sue the AFLD for putting her into the testing pool.

      • Georgina Peak

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      • Dave

        I took that comment to be more a reference to the women’s hour record currently being held by Bridie O’Donnell, an Australian domestic-level rider whose only international win was at the Oceania Road Championships, practically a domestic race anyway.

        No disrespect to Molly Van Houweling and O’Donnell (the first two riders to make successful attempts on the women’s hour record under the new track bike rules) but it’s in the interests of the record’s credibility that they get blown away once the big names in the TT scene (Stevens, Brennauer, Villumsen, van Dijk etc) make their attempts.

        The same thing happened on the men’s side, the first couple of successful attempts under the new rules – by Voigt and Brändle, neither top-grade TT riders – laid down markers before it got serious once Dennis, Dowsett and Wiggins got involved.

        • BB

          The thing is that normally all the competitors line up against each other in a single day (fastest gets the medal and any record) Yet in this instance they kind-of line up over a couple of years…

          • Dave

            Yeah, that’s kind of necessary when roads have to be closed for an elite-level race and major TTs (i.e. World Championships and TTs in major stage races) rarely use the same course twice.

            No such issues with velodromes though, the whole point of a velodrome is to standardise conditions to some degree.

      • Christinefgoodwin1

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    • A

      I agree, although I think i has been a joke and may have damaged the sport in terms of its professionalism and seriousness. Many of the recent previous record holders (Men and Women) are just accidents of the UCIs bureaucratic history.

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