Chris Boardman smashes

Chris Boardman smashes Rominger’s record

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Říj, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Chris Boardman smashes Rominger’s record

After a rather disappointing Tour de France (no stage win) and a bronze medal in the individual TT at the Atlanta Olympics Boardman showed up at the World Track Championships in Manchester in brilliant shape. He improved the 4000 m pursuit record from 4:19 to 4:13 and finally to 4:11.114, beating olympic champion Andrea Collinelli. […]

Tony Rominger (table)

Tony Rominger:
55.291 km/h

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Zář, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Tony Rominger:
55.291 km/h

After a disappointing Tour de France with serious problems Rominger showed an increasing form in autumn, winning some big Time-Trials. In october he started preparations for his attack on the hour record. His first test riding on the track ended with a crash, because he had no experience riding a fixed gear bike. But after […]

Miguel Indurain (table)

Miguel Indurain: The „Extraterrestrial“ sets a new record

Posted by in HODINOVKA, Z TISKU on 18. Srp, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Miguel Indurain: The „Extraterrestrial“ sets a new record

When Miguel Indurain announced to attack the hour record, the magazines predicted a sensational mark of 55 or 56 km/h. But some experts were more cautious, because Indurain’s aerodynamic position on the bike was very poor – his head is very high in the air, always well above his shoulders. But in the road time-trials […]

Graeme Obree (revenge table)

Obree’s revenge

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Čvc, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Obree’s revenge

After winning the world championships (4000 m individual pursuit with a world record time of 4’20.9“), there were rumours that Obree would attack the hour record again. Doing some tests in the winter, he made a serious attempt on 27.4.1994. He made almost no changes to his material. (Almost the same bike he used in […]

Graeme Obree (4)

The Obree Position

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Čvn, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem The Obree Position

In 1993 the hour record was broken by Graeme Obree, an relatively unknown rider, at least outside Great Britain. In the past years the hour record had been attacked by well known road racing stars. Even more surprising was his „home made“ bicycle and his position on this bike. His unique, compact riding position allowed […]

Chris Boardman

„The empire strikes back“: Chris Boardman

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Kvě, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem „The empire strikes back“: Chris Boardman

Graeme Obree could enjoy his record only one week. The olympic champion from 1992, Chris Boardman, was the first man to break the 52 km/h barrier.  He used a more or less „standard“ Corima bike with trispoke wheels. Another „fast start, then slowing down“ attempt. Starting with almost 52.6 km/h, he slowed down more and […]

Graeme Obree

The sensational
Graeme Obree

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 04. Dub, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem The sensational
Graeme Obree

„Unknown rider breaks Moser’s record“ was the headline in german newspapers. Outside Great Britain Graeme Obree was really almost unknown. But that changed when he improved the legendary mark of Francesco Moser. Maybe even more sensational was his selfmade bike and his extremely aerodynamic position. Research showed that with this position one could ride 1-2 […]

F MOSER (3)

Francesco Moser

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Bře, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Francesco Moser

The first man beyond 50 km/h Francesco Moser was the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier. Eddy Merckx, the last rider with a „normal“ bike, clocked 49.431 km in 1972. Moser used disc-wheels and a bullhorn-bar. This would become the standard time-trial equipment in the next years. I show his second attempt, where […]

Colnago archives – Ernesto Colnago with his 1974 SCIC team; from left, Colnago, Gibi Baronchelli, Enrico Paolini, Franco Bitossi, unknown

Ernesto Colnago 50th Anniversary Interview

Posted by in HODINOVKA, Z TISKU on 07. Úno, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Ernesto Colnago 50th Anniversary Interview

Part five, February 7, 2009 „Sono stati 50 anni di intensa attivita e di successi… Non si e mai finito di imparare e creare per dar corpo ai sogni.“ („It’s been 50 years of intense work and success… but the learning and creativity to bring dreams to life is never finished.“) Ernesto Colnago CN: The […]

Colnago archives – Ernesto Colnago & Eddy Merckx ready for the start of the World Hour Record attempt

Ernesto Colnago 50th Anniversary Interview

Posted by in HODINOVKA, Z TISKU on 31. Led, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Ernesto Colnago 50th Anniversary Interview

Part four, January 31, 2009 „Sono stati 50 anni di intensa attivita e di successi… Non si e mai finito di imparare e creare per dar corpo ai sogni.“ („It’s been 50 years of intense work and success… but the learning and creativity to bring dreams to life is never finished.“) Ernesto Colnago Cyclingnews: So […]

Hour records since 1984

Hour records since 1984

Posted by in HODINOVKA on 18. Led, 2009 | Komentáře nejsou povolené u textu s názvem Hour records since 1984

Hour records since 1984 with split times Hour records since 1984 in detail With the information of the 5 km split-times one can easily calculate the speed of the rider during the last 5 km and the average speed at that moment. I created some plots showing these two values. Francesco Moser: The first man […]