The World Hour record is the true test of a champion. Riders have needed to be lifted off their machine at the finish, and the great Eddy Merckx said it shortened his career, but they will never stop trying. Ed Hood takes a look at the top men who failed in the hour race of truth.
World Hour Record
The men's and women's British Hour Records are held by that super fast couple Dan Bigham and Joss Lowden, but Joss has one over on her partner, she also holds the World Hour Record. Ed Hood managed to have a chat after her record setting 48.405 kilometre ride.
The World Hour Record is again making the headlines with Alex Dowsett going for another attempt and talk of Filippo Ganna, setting good times in training. Jos Lowden broke the women's World Hour Record, followed by her partner, Dan Bigham successfully taking the British record. Ed Hood caught up with Dan to hear all about it.
The World Hour Record is claimed by many to be the ultimate test of man, or in this case woman, and bike. The current record holder for the 60 minutes of torture is Italian Vittoria Bussi with a distance of 48.007 kilometres. Ed Hood caught up with Vittoria to hear her story.
Nov 19, 2020: No racing, but there is so much news. NTT Pro Cycling to carry on as Qhubeka - TOP STORY. Dowsett’s Hour Record postponed, Pidcock cyclocross season, Gebremedhin in hiding, no Langkawi'21 and Roux end of career. Contract news. Premier Tech co-sponsor Astana and sign Bauer. Behind the scenes video at De Ronde.
Nov 16, 2020: The bulls of Spain are a memory, but still cyclocross. Video from Leuven and Euro track champs. Lefevere's safety plan. Groenewegen case, Pogačar after Tour, Evenepoel in Spain, Viviani disappointed, Carapaz dreams, Nibali, Androni sponsor. Contract news. Dowsett Hour Record. Ciccone and Zoetemelk recover and present for Tao.
Apr 30, 2020 - Will the Tour start in August? Top Story. Quintana blames Valverde, Vuelta updates, no Basque Country, San Sebastián and DeutschlandTour, Tour or Football for Copenhagen, Valverde talks Tours, Lelangue happy, Evans on Van der Poel and Evenepoel, Ganna Hour Record, Evenepoel up the Muur, Matthews quarantined, Bernal, Quintana and Italians training, Bigla-Katusha and Gaviria training.
Rider Interview: Wimpie van der Merwe, who is he? Well, if things had been different, the South African would have been a house-hold name like Graeme Obree, Chris Boardman or even Francesco Moser. Ed Hood found out a bit more about Wimpie and his full palmarés and why we should all know his name.