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UCI Straßenweltmeisterschaft: Teamzeitfahren

25. September 2013 - vor 9 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 9 Tagen

ORICA-GreenEDGE hat den Weltmeistertitel bei der UCI Straßenweltmeisterschaft in Florenz knapp verpasst. Nachdem sie 2012 die Bronzemedaille errangen, konnten sie sich diesmal mit 0,81 Sekunden Rückstand auf das siegreiche OmegaPharma-QuickStep-Team die Silbermedaille sichern. Das Team aus Brett Lancaster, Daryl Impey, Jens Mouris, Luke Durbridge, Michael Hepburn und Svein Tuft hat toll gekämpft und musste sich nur knapp geschlagen geben. Brett Lancester war so freundlich, uns seine SRM-Daten zur Verfügung zu stellen. Jeder kann sich so selber ein Bild über die Anforderungen eines Teamzeitfahrens an den Fahrer machen. Brett Lancaster, mit 80 kg Wettkampfgewicht kein leichter Fahrer, gewann 2004 mit der australischen Nationalmannschaft die olympische Goldmedaille in der 4.000 m Mannschaftsverfolgung auf der Bahn. Auf der Straße gewann er Etappen bei der Tour of California, dem Giro d´Italia und das Teamzeitfahren bei der Tour de France 2013. 

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New World Record Set with SRM PowerMeter

19. September 2013 - vor 9 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 15 Tagen

It came down to the very last record attempt of the week of the competition, but everything finally fell into place: Sebastiaan Bowier reached 133,78 km/h in the high-tech recumbent from students of the Delft University of Technology and the VU University Amsterdam. With this speed, he broke the world record and became the fastest cyclist on the planet. It was 0,6 km/h faster than the previous record, set by the Canadian Sam Wittigham. Team manager Wouter Lion elated: “We knew that the technical and the human aspect of the race were right today. We knew it was possible and it is amazing that is actually happens. And he did it with difficult head wind.” Alongside the new top speed of Sebastiaan, the second cyclist of the Delft/Amsterdam team also reached a world class speed: Wil Baselmans is with 127,43 km/h the third fastest man on earth, right after Bowier and Wittingham. 

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Vuelta a España Stage 18

14. September 2013 - vor 9 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 20 Tagen

Stage 18 of Vuelta a España was a hilly 186.5 kilometers through the mountains of Cantabria. Vasil Kiryienka of Team Sky took the stage win while RadioShack Leopard's Chris Horner moved within 3 seconds of red jersey holder, Vincenzo Nibali, in the General Classification. Horner, the 41 year old American professional, distanced himself from Nibali on the steepest section of the final climb, Peña Cabarga, and finished 6th for the day. Chris's SRM race file below illustrates the physical demands of the day along with the power and endurance demanded in a Grand Tour. 

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Vuelta a España Stage 10

05. September 2013 - vor 9 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 29 Tagen

The 10th stage of Vuelta a España covered 186.8km of hot and hilly inland terrain. "The first half is straightforward but then come two tough GPMs," explains José Azevedo. "The first will produce a selection. The final climb is not so long but it's very steep, so this will be an important day for the GC contenders as it is the first big test of their condition."  RadioShack Leopard's skilled veteran, Chris Horner, passed the test with an exceptional performance and stage victory. The 41 year young American pulled away on the final climb with 4.5km to go and left 48 seconds between himself and Vincenzo Nibali. 

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Vuelta a España Stage 6

30. August 2013 - vor 9 Jahren, 3 Monaten und 4 Tagen

Vuelta a España's Stage 6 was a sprinters course and covered 175km of inland terrain from Guijuelo to Caceres. The majority of the race was led by Tony Martin who was not caught until after the 500 meter mark. Saxo Bank Tinkoff's Michael Morkov was victorious in the final sprint followed by Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre) and Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard). 

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