Author Topic: New individual pursuit record  (Read 566 times)

Salvatore

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New individual pursuit record
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:17:26 am »
Jack Bobridge has ridden a 4.10.534 individual pursuit in the Australian championships, beating Chris Boardman's 4.11.114 from 1996 achieved using the Obree-inspired superman position.

A Wiggins v Bobridge IP final in 2012 would have been something to look forward to, but between them  he IOC and UCI have scuppered that prospect.
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Re: New individual pursuit record
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 10:16:25 am »
Incredible ride by Bobridge.

It is very sad that the IP is no longer in the Olympics - it's such a pure event. It also means that British Cycling no longer focus on it seriously so there's no chance of Wiggins or anyone else having a real crack at it.
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Re: New individual pursuit record
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 10:22:32 am »
Given the iconic status of the running mile (4 minute barrier and-all-that), you'd thing the appeal of this event would be obvious even to the non-cyclists.

Very odd decision. What is left as the 'blue riband' event? (The Hour is the big one in pure record terms, for me.)
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