Author Topic: Jens is going to try the hour!  (Read 8209 times)


Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 04:06:01 pm »
Product testing for the benefit of Cancellara? Good luck to him, though I don't thnk he's got a hope.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 04:07:32 pm »
Go Jens  :thumbsup:

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 04:39:21 pm »
Yes!

hmm... 18th Sep, 7-8pm in Grenchen Switzerland, - If I can get hold of a live stream of this from Pittsburgh airport,  I'll be glued to this!
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 05:32:46 pm »
What a waste of time... Everyone knows Jens can do the hour in 57 minutes.

 ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 07:42:12 pm »
"Why I do this? Why not! Everyone saw the memo from the UCI. It’s been four months and I honestly find it quite strange that nobody has given it a try so far. We have 18 WorldTour teams, plus more than a 1000 pro continental riders and an immense group of amateurs that also can have a go."

What, like Matt Bottrill tried to have a go?  The UCI made up an unwritten rule where he needed to be on the bio passport, so excluding all amateur riders.

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 02:18:58 pm »
Matt B could've ridden an hour and claimed some sort of amateur age record I think, but obviously that doesn't have the same kudos. All the same it might've provided interesting asterisks/footnotes to tables of hour record attempts coming this way.

Looks like Trek will be streaming it live: BikeRumour. Switzerland is an hour ahead so will fit nicely into most UK lunchtimes  :thumbsup:

Check your time zones. That is 11.30am CDT, or Wisconsin time. I believe it is 5pm UK time that he will be doing it.

Definitely worth watching to take my mind off the referendum for a short while.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 05:02:08 pm »
It's being shown live on Eurosport, 5.30pm
I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2014, 07:09:36 pm »
What a waste of time... Everyone knows Jens can do the hour in 57 minutes.

 ;D ;D ;D

Brilliant  :thumbsup:

Go Jens!

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2014, 07:25:23 pm »
That stream linked to by Oranj seems to be US only.

But I found a thing on Youtube- didn't know they did streaming  :-\
And now I've lost the link ...
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2014, 09:02:55 pm »
Product testing for the benefit of Cancellara? Good luck to him, though I don't thnk he's got a hope.

I think he'll crack it. The bar's been set at 49.7km, and I understand he's been near 51km in training. It won't last long, though. Tony Martin, Spartacus and Wiggo are all capable of probably pushing Boardman's record on the kit now allowed.

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2014, 09:50:17 pm »
It's being shown live on Eurosport, 5.30pm

Does anyone know if you can get Eurosport on a Travelodge telly - 'cos I'll be in one at that time! Actually, do you even get a telly?!
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2014, 09:59:51 pm »
I don't think Travelodges normally have Eurosport. Terrestrial freeview in my experience.

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 10:31:31 pm »
FAO the York crowd: Bici y Mas will be showing this on Eurosport and will be receiving the custom of the university cycling club.  Come along and join in the cheering.

In other news, I've tweeted Alex Dowsett to ask when he's going to try it.

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2014, 10:37:32 pm »
Product testing for the benefit of Cancellara? Good luck to him, though I don't thnk he's got a hope.

I think he'll crack it. The bar's been set at 49.7km, and I understand he's been near 51km in training. It won't last long, though. Tony Martin, Spartacus and Wiggo are all capable of probably pushing Boardman's record on the kit now allowed.
It might be easier to say who's not trying it! How about we persuade Teethgrinder to give it a go?  :D
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2014, 10:39:16 pm »
He's not on the biological passport!  No disrespect to Teethgrinder but I doubt he'll succeed where Bottrill failed to navigate the UCI bureaucracy  :-[

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2014, 10:41:44 pm »
If a biological passport is all he needs, perhaps David Martin could cook him up something in the lab?  ;D In any case, an hour is too short for TG, he'd have barely got going.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2014, 06:40:18 am »
Still can't work out if he's off at 5pm BST or 6!

TV schedule suggests 6.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2014, 09:16:17 am »
The Eurosport schedule says 5.30 to 7.15. He doesn't have a cat in hell's chance if it's going to take him that long.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2014, 04:57:31 pm »
I'm only watching it for the dodgy playlist:

Republica “Ready to Go”
• P.O.D. “Feel So Alive”
• Metallica “One”
• AC/DC “Hells Bells”
• AC/DC “Highway to Hell”
• Farmerboys “Here Comes the Pain”
• Ugly Kid Joe “Goddam Devil”
• AC/DC “Thunderstruck”
• Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
• Metallica “Frayed Ends of Sanity”
• Europe “Final Countdown”
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2014, 05:24:37 pm »
anyone got a link to a live stream for this that works from the UK ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2014, 05:34:48 pm »
try this (it's a youtube proxy which grabs the UCI youtube feed from the US)

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2014, 05:40:50 pm »
Got this running sound is behind http://www.frombar.com/20140916/vv54182bfcb710d5.01727518-895216.html watch out for pop ups though

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2014, 05:42:57 pm »
try this (it's a youtube proxy which grabs the UCI youtube feed from the US)
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2014, 05:46:33 pm »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.