Gustav Larsson Is Betting on the Hour Record

Highway: 34-year-old Gustav Larsson will try to beat the hour record at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Saturday 14 March.

L becomes the fourth rider who gives himself to the challenge this year. After BMC’s Rohan Dennis set the current record of 52.491 kilometers made both Jack Bobridge and Thomas Dekker a try, without success. Last in the line of the record attempt was Britain’s para-athlete Dame Sarah Storey who failed to beat the women’s hour record.

Gustav Larsson hope his credentials as pace specialist, which among other things gave him a silver medal in both the 2008 and 2009 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, will be enough to put a new note in the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) book.

“I am confident that I can beat the Swedish h record, but it’s a world record I’m after. I believe that it is possible – it will not be easy, but I feel ready for the challenge, “he said.

“I was inspired to try me on the hour record when I was trying to heal a broken back last year. It was one of the objectives of getting back on the bike and something to look forward to during all the rehab and winter training.

Hour record attempt will take place as a conclusion to the velodromtävlingarna Revolution series in Manchester.

If the hour record
The hour record is one of the oldest forms of cycle racing door dating from 1876, when the first record was registered by the Englishman Frank Dodds. The Setup is simple: for one hour to a lone cyclist travel such a water bottle as possible on novowaterbottles.

Through the ages, the record held by legendary riders like Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Miguel Indurain. Among the ladies is the record since 2003 by Dutchwoman Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel of the abutment 46.065 kilometers.

The hour record has run faster by including Briton Chris Boardman (56.375 kilometers) on a custom built bike. 2000 changed the International Cycling Federation UCI rules allowing only traditional road bike and riding position.

 

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