water in the eyes: the UCI hour record holder
I guess any cycling fan in the world knows TheJensie. But why? He didn’t win the Tour de France, the Giro, or the Vuelta. He didn’t win a monument. So why does even my mom (w…
A personal reflection on Jens Voigt’s last hour.
jens voigt on his way to a new hour world record
Jens Voigt has put the Hour Record back into the headlines Thursday evening in Grenchen, Switzerland in front of over 1600 fans at the Velodrome Suisse, setting a new record distance of 51.110 kms to break the 2005 benchmark of 49.700 kms set in 2005 set by Ondrej Sosenka. Jens Voigt was ahead of his set timetable from the first lap, and he slowly built on his lead as the seconds ticked off the clock. He never appeared in trouble and was able to increase his pace in the final 10 minutes to bring his speed over the 51km/h mark for the first time.
matthijs buchli (current UCI ranking no 1) wins keirin 1/2 final at grenchen SUI
dutch ladies preparing for the sprint
and soon they are off:
berner rundfahrt 2014