History of Attempts after October 2000
15th November 2009:
Fabian Cancellara to attempt hour record
In the November issue of "Bicisport" Magazine" he says: "I have the hour record on my mind,
I am certain that sooner or later I will make it happen."
13th November 2009:
Obree dumps hour record
Obree had to cancel the attempt as the bike he'd built himself was not suitable for the conditions.
21st May 2009:
Graeme Obree bidding for hour record again
In an interview in "Cycling Plus 224", 43-year-old Obree says he has been training hard,
built a bike that conforms with UCI regulations, and set a date of late 2009 to make the attempt.
6th July 2006:
cancels his hour record attempt
26th January 2006:
Laszlo Bodrogi announces that he will undertake a hour
record attempt in september (one week after the TT World Championchips in
19th July 2005:
Sosenka breaks hour record! Look at my Sosenka hour
7th July 2005:
Sosenka with hour record attempt
Czech rider Ondrej Sosenka (Acqua e Sapone) will undertake a hour record
attempt in Moscow on 19th july.
18th April 2005:
Lance Armstrong announces his retirement after the Tour de France 2005.
No more words about the hour record...
27th January 2005:
Finally??? It seems that Lance Armstrong wants to undertake a serious
attempt to brake the world hour record. It is not clear if he is aiming
for the UCI-record or for the "best hour performance", or maybe even
for both? There are several articles about this on the web, check out
the search engines or read this one at
15th December 2004:
Nuttli hour attempt fails
Swiss track specialist Jean Nuttli tried to crack the track hour record on
Wednesday, December 15, but failed. In the Vienna Velodrome, Nuttli only
completed 46.642 km. He said that his training results had been OK, but
the dry air in the velodrome made it hard to breathe.
31st October 2004:
Dominique Bozzi hour attempt fails
French rider Dominique Bozzi failed in his hour record attempt at the
Bordeaux velodrome, completing 45.379 km. For more details check his website
8th April 2004:
Obree drops hour-record bid
Scots cyclist Graeme Obree has abandoned his bid to reclaim the world hour
record held by England's Chris Boardman.
Obree, who held the record before Boardman set his mark of 49.441km under new
rules in 2000, told AFP of his decision after a test ride on Sunday at the
Manchester velodrome suggested he was too far away from record-breaking
Read the full article
2nd Jul 2003:
Hutchinson fails in bid to break Boardman's record
MANCHESTER, England - Michael Hutchinson failed on Wednesday in
his bid to improve the world hour record set by former Olympic track champion
Chris Boardman three years ago.
Hutchinson, 29, who represented Northern Ireland at last year's Commonwealth
Games, abandoned his attempt at Manchester Velodrome after gradually slipping
back on his schedule.
Boardman was 18 seconds down on Boardman's mark after the first 10 kilometres
and the national road time trial champion slipped more than a minute off
Boardman's pace after 30 kilometres before pulling off the track after 40
minutes having covered 32.5km.
Hutchinson is expected to make another attempt on Boardman's record later in
15th Nov 2002:
abandons his first attempt after 60 laps (15 km/48.449 km/h).
It seems that he has problems to
keep his nerves under control. A 20 minutes training ride in normal cycling
clothes was faster than the actual attempt.
On the next day he completes one hour, but reaches only 47.093 km.
21 Oct 2001:
German cyclist Thomas Liese has failed in his attempt to break the one-hour
Liese stopped his attempt after 37 minutes because he had fallen behind
Boardman's pace (about 600 m).
Liese rides for the team Nuernberger and was returning to professional cycling
after a 12-year break.
At the start of the Tour de France Lance Armstrong tells reporters that he
wants to break the hour record this year with the help of controversial Italian
doctor Michele Ferrari. Lots of discussion, but nothing has happend so far...
Ten days after the end of the Giro D Italia Abram Olano cancels his attempt
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