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Re: hour record.

8 June 2015 - 12:47pm

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... ord-151734

“I definitely don’t agree [with Cancellara],” he told Cycling Weekly. “There can’t be enough attention on the Hour Record. I think Cancellara should try it when Wiggins and I have done it and we’ll see then how it goes.”

The German time trial specialist says his his own attempt is in the pipeline, after compatriot Jens Voigt became the first rider to set the new ‘unified record’ when he rode just prior to he retirement in September last year.

However, Martin’s record will almost certainly come after Bradley Wiggins’ attempt, which is confirmed to be happening in London in June."

Re: hour record.

8 June 2015 - 12:44pm
"I must learn to write neatly"

Those were my lines before I went home from........Nursery school

Still cant spell.

Pipped................................also has some rather unsavoury meaning if used in another context too....................

Re: hour record.

7 June 2015 - 9:00pm
then he was piped on the line...................

The scurl of the pipes would put anyone off...

Re: hour record.

7 June 2015 - 8:54pm

But when is Martin in the house....................................

His lone ride on the Vuelta, 25 MPH for over 100 miles.......then he was piped on the line...................

Re: hour record.

7 June 2015 - 7:33pm
That's on the shelf for a while I think.

Re: hour record.

7 June 2015 - 7:28pm

Re: Doping culture still exists.

4 June 2015 - 4:56pm
'How I became a drug cheat athlete to test the system'. Makes a mockery of all performance sports IMHO, if it's this easy then there's no hope.

Re: Cutbacks at Team Sky ?

2 June 2015 - 5:47pm
Probably a Sky TV car I think they have a studio in Leeds.

I should think a few times up and down to Weston would soon sort that out Tony !

Re: Cutbacks at Team Sky ?

2 June 2015 - 3:51am
lol and mudguards too
The guy driving doesn't look small enough to be anything other than a background chap not that I've much room to talk

Cutbacks at Team Sky ?

1 June 2015 - 6:29pm
This came past my window this morning, made me smile.

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Flat bars ; the latest marginal gains ?

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

14 May 2015 - 9:29pm
I missed the TdF last year (or at least, I didn't see it live, although I was glued to the telly) but me and the family watched the finish of Stage 1 in Scarborough, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mrs G got very excited by Sir Bradley's presence, but inexplicably turned down my offer to wear my cycling kit around the house whenever she asks. The next day I had a go at riding a bit of stage 1, and although it was very beautiful I think it's safe to say I won't be turning pro just yet. Few pictures on the blog: http://thelangsett.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-tour-de-yorkshire.html

Very much hope its earned its place as an annual event. As with the TdF last year, it was brilliant seeing all of Yorkshire getting behind it. And the route was a little gem...

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 10:40pm
Cheers guys.
Appreciate the local knowledge

Re: hour record.

6 May 2015 - 9:28pm
Postboxer wrote:Fighting talk!!


"I've got 55km in my head and I believe that's realistic," said the seven-time Olympic medallist. "And I think if I do that it will stand for 20 years." .........................

Sure Is Fighting.....................

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 8:32pm
I think John-D is right. There have been various contentious applications to install turbines in the area but I think the one at Haworth Brow is the only one in place. It's been there a while and dominates the town. There is a complete wind farm of a couple of dozen turbines at Ovenden but no risk of confusion with a single one.

I'd not rely too much on the commentary - some of it confused me. At one point the caption (and there weren't many) was saying Sutton-in-Craven when the riders were climbing Priest Bank Road at Kildwick. That's not a criticism, BTW.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 8:11pm
squeaker wrote:Anyone know where the attached wind turbine is? From the commentary it's somewhere near the Cote de Goose Eye (Oakworth / Laycock ?)...

It looks like the one on the hillside overlooking Haworth. The peleton is on Hebden Road.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 3:10pm
Anyone know where the attached wind turbine is? From the commentary it's somewhere near the Cote de Goose Eye (Oakworth / Laycock ?)...

Re: hour record.

6 May 2015 - 9:18am
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:He is good at TT's but how is he on the day over 60 mins

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tony-ma ... rd-in-2015

The longer road TTs tend to come in at around an hour... One of the 2012 TdF TTs was 53 km, for example. Of course that's up and down a bit and not on on a track, but Wiggins comes from track and has Olympic Gold medals from there to demonstrate his pedigree. While Tony Martin is a superlative road TTer he has much less obvious top flight track experience than Wiggins.

That's not to say it's in the bag, but if it goes according to the numbers he stands a very good chance of getting it, and keeping it for a bit longer than anyone else in the current new-rules crop.


Re: Tour de Yorkshire

5 May 2015 - 6:43am
I was a bit disappointed with the coverage on the the telly. I was at the start in Selby and hope to see a good deal of the race when I got home. It seems the world starts & ends in York. I should have watched it on the big screen in Selby & seen the whole race.


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