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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:18 am 
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RIP Kristof Goddaert.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:50 pm 
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http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/fabian-cancellara-attempt-hour-record-mexico-august-3-115273

This makes me very happy.

Interesting discussion from Michael Hutchinson on twitter about which record Cancellara will be aiming for.
Seems to think it likely to be a pursuit-legal bike which would mean all records post-Ole Ritter's 48.65km are non-legal...


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It would be interesting to see Tony Martin making a attempt as well

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:26 pm 
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RE; Millers Bike, in the cyclingnews video, at 1:30 "Well considering they made him a custom S5, the S3 is off the shelf. So there is nothing custom about it, it's something you can go to your local shop and purchase..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... c3DU8#t=90



I caught that part too and thought it was a bit disappointing. Cervelo always claimed that their pros' bikes were right off the shelf.


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That is a bit disappointing really, since they have claimed that for so long.

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I think they are talking about the paint scheme. He had a special Scottish paintjob on the old bike.


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i think wiggins uses his beard to sandbag
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JamieL wrote:
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/fabian-cancellara-attempt-hour-record-mexico-august-3-115273

This makes me very happy.

Interesting discussion from Michael Hutchinson on twitter about which record Cancellara will be aiming for.
Seems to think it likely to be a pursuit-legal bike which would mean all records post-Ole Ritter's 48.65km are non-legal...


What's wrong with Boardman's 49.441 km in 2000?

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Odd. Wiki indicates that it should still count.

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All records since 1972, including Boardman's 56.375 km (35.030 mi) in 1996 were downgraded to Best Human Effort. In 2000, Boardman attempted the UCI record on a traditional bike, and rode 49.441 km (30.721 mi), topping Merckx by 10 m (32.8 ft) - an improvement of 0.02%.

In 2005 Ondřej Sosenka improved Boardman's performance at 49.700 km (30.882 mi) using a 54×13 gear. At 200 cm (6 ft 6¾ in) tall, Sosenka used an unusual saddle position and a small vertical frame height to stay within UCI regulations.[2] Sosenka failed a doping control in 2001 and then again in 2008, the latter resulting in a career ending in suspension which puts in doubt the validity of his record.

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Leviathan wrote:
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indigo wrote:

How anyone thinks that Pantani's story is unworthy of discussion, is just staggering and beyond me.


Pantani's story is as worthy of discussions as are Armstrong's, Ricco's, Landis', Rasmussen's, Ullrich's, Leipheimer's, Simeoni's, Virenque's, Zulle's, Garzelli's, Di Luca's, Millar's, Heras', Hondo's, Basso's Contador's, Scarponi's, Petacchi's, Vinokourov's.... and on and on and on.
there is a marked difference between Pantani's treatment and the rest.

I'm not defending his use of doping products but the events at the 99 Giro don't fully add up.

It's great catching dopers but the tests must be conducted correctly. Otherwise you run the risk of inadvertently convicting an innocent rider.

The circumstances around the test at Madonna di Campiglio stink to high heaven. I'm sure Pantani was doping. I'm not so sure his Hct was over THAT day.

The difference is that Pantanis story is tragic, the others, simply pathetic.


Suicide or death is the difference. If LA suicides tomorrow, he will turn from a pathetic bully to a legend whose only choice was to dope and to defend his lie...


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I said this one time before about Quintanas Speedmax. That saddle? Looks like Valverde had his saddle hammered as much forward as possible. Impossible to tell if it's UCI legal, but it does'nt look like it, from my point of view.


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Seems to think it likely to be a pursuit-legal bike which would mean all records post-Ole Ritter's 48.65km are non-legal...


Please help me to understand this sentence. Seriously, I don't get it. What connection does Merckx's record has with what bike Cancellara will ride?


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Will Cancellara be getting some assistance?
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Hutch seems pretty sure that the hour record rules will be re-booted and Cancellara will ride on a pursuit legal bike.
His question of "what is the current record in that case" is looking at which of the previous hour record holder's bikes would be legal under current pursuit bike rules.
I'd have thought the athlete's hour records of Boardman and Sosenka would have been legal, but maybe I'm missing some small detail, or maybe it's just that it wasn't so much a serious question as much as making a point about rules and the difficulties of historical comparisons.


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