Jens Voigt smashes the Hour Record by 1,410 meters at the Vélodrome Suisse in Grenchen. The recently-retired German, who turned 43 on Wednesday, covered 51.110 kilometers (31.76 miles-205 laps) in one hour. The previous record was 49.700 km (30.88 miles) set by Ondřej Sosenka of the Czech Republic in 2005 in Moscow.
Recently retired Jens Voigt will attack the Hour Record on September 18, announced Trek Factory Racing team. He will attempt to break Ondřej Sosenka’s 49.7 kilometer mark, which was set in 2005. The attempt will happen in the Vélodrome Suisse in Grenchen.
Today’s historic photo of the day: 20 years ago today, on September 2, 1994, Miguel Indurain broke the Hour Record at Velodrome du Lac, Bordeaux. While breaking the record, Indurain covered 53.040 km in an hour. The previous record was Graeme Obree’s 52.713 km, achieved in April 24, 1994, at the same place.
Giuseppe Marinoni, famous Italian frame builder, broke the hour record for 74-79 age group on October 20. Marinoni broke the record in Brescia, Italy.