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New World Record Set with SRM PowerMeter

19. September 2013 - 4 years and 4 days ago

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 - 4 years and 9 days ago

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 - 4 years and 18 days ago

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 - 4 years and 24 days ago

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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Vuelta a España Stage 3

29. August 2013 - 4 years and 24 days ago

Vuelta a España's Stage 3 followed a relatively flat 184.8km route along the Spanish sea coast and featured a summit finish in Mirador de Lobeira. RadioShack Leopard's accomplished veteran rider, Chris Horner, made a successful solo attack on the final climb, a 2km ascent with an average grade of 10%. Horner's momentous move came in the last kilometer and the SRM race file below illustrates his efforts throughout the stage and highlights his climbing strength as he battled for the win.  

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