Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jens Voigt is the new "Hour Record" holder!

Just one day after his 42nd birthday, Jens Voigt (Germany) is the current Hour Record holder. Riding 51.11k km in an hour, he takes the title from Ondrej Sosenka (CZ) who rode 49.700 km on July 19, 2005. 

Eddy Merckx, an Hour Record holder in 1972 of 49.431 km on a steel bike, stated that Voigt's attempt of the Hour Record will bring more awareness of this challenge and encourage other riders to attempt to break this record. 

Trek specially designed a bike for Jens' record attempt. See below for some awesome photos! This Hour Record attempt was being streamed live on YouTube, but if you missed it, you can still watch it here

We included additional photos on our Flickr Page. Congratulations and Happy Belated Birthday, Jens!

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