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Bikes: 05 Norco CRR Team Carbon Dura Ace, 06 Cervelo P2C TT Dura Ace, 88 Olmo Steelie w. Campy Mirage, Cypress CX w. 105
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I am going to try a Jet 90 / Jet 60 combination this season. Last year I ran a standard Hed disc / tri spoke. All the gear stuff gets hilarious at a certain point; but you have to check wiki or other cycling history sources to get a laugh out of it. Just wiki Ole Ritter and think about what he did on a 32 spoke job with no skinsuit, no booties, no woodpecker-helmet, no disc, no...
In 1967 he became professional in Italy with the Germanvox-Wega team and his career took off. He won the individual time trial in the Giro d’Italia in front of Rudi Altig, Eddy Merckx and Jacques Anquetil.
In 1968 he went to Mexico City before the Olympic Games and beat the hour record. He was the first rider to take the record at altitude since Willie Hamilton in 1898. He covered 48,653km and it took fouryears and Eddy Merckx to beat it (49,431 km in 1972).
In 1974 at the age of 33 he went to Mexico again and beat his own record twice in a week, with 48,739 and 48,879km.