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Australia's Dennis will attempt hour record

PARIS (AP) Australian rider Rohan Dennis says he will try to break cycling's hour record in February. The current mark of 51.85 kilometers was set by Austria's Matthias Braendle in October. Dennis, who won silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympics, will be the third challenger in recent months after Jens Voigt and then Brandle improved the 2005 mark of 49.7 kilometers set...
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Brandle beats Voigt's cycling hour record

  Austrian rider Matthias Brandle broke cycling's historic hour record on Thursday after covering a distance of 51.850 kilometers at the UCI Velodrome. The 24-year-old Brandle, the Austrian time trial champion, eclipsed Jens Voigt's mark of 51.1 kilometers. Voigt achieved the feat on Sept. 18, one day after his 43rd birthday. He took the record away from Czech cyclist Ondrej Sosenka...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jens Voigt sets new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record

Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2 minutes left. The Hour Record was previously...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jens Voigt sets cycling's Hour Record

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (AP) Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome. Ending his career with a record attempt one day after his 43rd birthday, the German rider beat the 49.7-kilometer (30.8-mile) mark of Ondrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt passed the Czech Republic rider's distance with almost 1 1/2 minutes...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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