Chris Boardman smashes Rominger's record



He started with an average speed of about 56.5 km/h, 1km/h faster than Tony Rominger. At 30 km his lead was 34 seconds. From this point he slowed down a little bit, maybe because the stretched out riding position was causing cramps in his shoulders. At 50 km he was almost at 56.2 km/h, but still far from falling below 56 km/h. In an breathtaking finish he rode the last 6 km with an incredible average speed of 57.7 km/h, pushing him up towards 56.375 km at the end of the hour!
Have a look at two 30 kb JPE-pictures
Check also out Fat Nick's report on Chris Boardman's hour record at Manchester Velodrome. Here is a report from cyclingnews.

Click here for a video of the last minutes of the attempt on youtube


More information about Chris Boardman at Greg Lunt's Chris Boardman page
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