"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 more to almost 52.0 km/h. Towards the end of
the hour he could increase his speed again, reaching more than 54 km/h in the
last two kilometers.
More information and pictures on Greg Lunt's Chris Boardman page.
New: Since may 2007 you can find a documentary (~25 minutes) of the attempt on
Here some small pics taken from TV:
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