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Sept. 23rd, 9 UCI hour record challengers in Milton

Old 04-16-17, 09:46 AM
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Sept. 23rd, 9 UCI hour record challengers in Milton

What started out as my friend challenging for the master's D , 65 to 69 record has grown to 9 challengers in 9 categories, the oldest in his 90s.
This will follow about a month after Marinoni goes for another record, and yes, one of the challengers will be gunning for his category. (80 to 85)
There will be a web site and facebook page put together shortly. I'll post links when they are up.
It will be a long day, but I'm looking forward to being part of it.
(No, I'm not one of the challengers.)
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Nice to see that there is interest in the Hour at a "grassroots" level. Best of luck to all during their attempts!
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Nice. I set the hour record at our track a couple years ago, but it was just a target to be shot down by someone else a year later. ;-)
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Originally Posted by chas58
Nice. I set the hour record at our track a couple years ago, but it was just a target to be shot down by someone else a year later. ;-)
Congratulations. was it a local track record or a world record? What age category?
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A bit of an update on this.
Michael Kolesar, who is the driving force behind the event, and one of the competitors has created a facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/TheDayoftheHour/
He has received permission to use the Canada 150 logo and to promote the event as part of Canada's 150th anniversary.
The number of competitors has been pared down to seven as Cycling Canada felt 9 was too many to crowd into one day.
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The schedule has been set for the competition. Tickets are free if anyone is interested.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-day...ts-34166079664
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Looks like fun!
I'm thinking you guys are going to want to cross the river to try out our new indoor velodrome in Detroit this winter. The actual track goes up in a couple of weeks.


(my hour record was just a local track record - largely successful because not many people had attempted it yet, lol. It's tempting to do it again, but I'm not old enough for your crowd, I'm not canadian, and your roster is full!).
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Well, I can now tell everyone that Marinoni will be back to join this group for another attempt at the hour record.
So, there will now be 8 attempts in one day.
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Well, this Saturday is the day. I can tell you that Michael Kolesar has been busting his butt to bring this together. I just hope he can get some rest this week so he has enough gas in the tank to crank out his hour.
He was able to get Mercedes Benz on board as a sponsor, so that has really helped out.
Giuseppe Marinoni is expected to arrive in town tomorrow to prepare for his attempt.
Tickets are free through Event Brite for anyone interested in attending.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-day...ts-34166079664
I will be on site all day as a volunteer, so if you see me, be sure to say hello.
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Crickets!

Seems to be a complete lack of interest in this, but just in case, The day will be live streamed here.

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Here's a promotional video.


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Thanks for the vid! I would have gone as I was in the province but up north. It's great to see events like this come back. It almost seems like the really hard individual events are going the way of the dodo.
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Originally Posted by taras0000
Thanks for the vid! I would have gone as I was in the province but up north. It's great to see events like this come back. It almost seems like the really hard individual events are going the way of the dodo.
Well, it takes dedicated individuals to keep the tradition alive, and that's what we saw here. My friend, Michael Kolesar was the driving force behind the event, but he could not have pulled it off without a lot of help from others.
Anyway, out of 8 competitors, we now have 4 Canadians with world hour records in their age categories, and the other 4 all set Canadian records.
It was a great day for Canadian Cycling.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart
Well, it takes dedicated individuals to keep the tradition alive, and that's what we saw here. My friend, Michael Kolesar was the driving force behind the event, but he could not have pulled it off without a lot of help from others.
Anyway, out of 8 competitors, we now have 4 Canadians with world hour records in their age categories, and the other 4 all set Canadian records.
It was a great day for Canadian Cycling.
Details? What world records were set and what were the distances?

I saw that the mens 40-44 record was broken, but that is all I saw.

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Originally Posted by nslckevin
Details? What world records were set and what were the distances?

I saw that the mens 40-44 record was broken, but that is all I saw.

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The results are in this article.


80-year-old Giuseppe Marinoni and three others broke hour records on Saturday in Milton - Canadian Cycling Magazine
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The new UCI World Best Hour Record holders are:
• Women
o Jane Emans, W35-39, 42.425 km/h
o Jody Levine, W45-49, 38.156 km/h
• Men
o Ed Veal, M40-44, 48.587 km/h
o Giuseppe Marinoni, M80-84, 39.004 km/h
The new Canadian Hour Record holders are:
• Women
o Bryn Currie, W50-54, 40.366 km/h
• Men
o David Hainish, M30-34, 45.325 km/h
o Mike Nash, M50-54, 46.434 km/h
o Michael Kolesar, M65-69, 35.949 km/h
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wow! blistering pace by Ed.
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A nice write up in the Mariposa blog.

https://mariposabicycles.ca/blog/201...eid=c19f492c79
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Originally Posted by chas58
Nice. I set the hour record at our track a couple years ago, but it was just a target to be shot down by someone else a year later. ;-)
Chas58, what distance and track are you referring to? How old were you the time of the attempt? I manage a huge list of hour performances set worldwide. I'd love to have your mark for my list. btw: I'm in Michigan and have rode the Bloomer velodrome covering about 27.3 miles according to my speedometer.
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The Day of the Hour event is going to happen again Saturday August 24, 2024.

From their Facebook page.
"I am pleased to announce that there will be a DayoftheHour next summer, Saturday August 24th, 2024. This one day event will take place at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton Ontario, Canada. Up to eight athletes will individually test their metal against the clock - How far can you ride in 60 minutes, from a standing start, on the track. If you're interested in taking a crack at the Hour Record, National or World, Elite, Para, or Masters, details will be available in January."
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Originally Posted by MikeMowett
Chas58, what distance and track are you referring to? How old were you the time of the attempt? I manage a huge list of hour performances set worldwide. I'd love to have your mark for my list. btw: I'm in Michigan and have rode the Bloomer velodrome covering about 27.3 miles according to my speedometer.
I did it at Bloomer, probably 2015. It was a UCI certified event. Not sure I still have the paperwork (Bill W. might). I just did a steady 24mph for an hour (not knowing any better, lol). I had a lot more in the tank, but didn't know my limits (nor did I have the Garmin related tools I have now). Tricky part is staying on the black line. I think my official speed, based on the number of laps, was slightly lower because I didn't stick it perfectly on the black. IVBP is a bit easier than Lexus though. :-)
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Chas58, drop me an email if you'd like mowett@aol.com
I'd like to hear more about your attempt and the one that followed it.
I assume BillW is the fellow that set a 100 km on the Lexus track a few years ago.
by the way, I did my best using a recumbent, so doesn't really count for anything!
I wonder how far LukeM has gone on IVBP. I've been bugging him to do an Hour again, at Lexus or the Day of the Hour
He set a very good mark as a Junior!
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Originally Posted by MikeMowett
The Day of the Hour event is going to happen again Saturday August 24, 2024.

From their Facebook page.
"I am pleased to announce that there will be a DayoftheHour next summer, Saturday August 24th, 2024. This one day event will take place at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton Ontario, Canada. Up to eight athletes will individually test their metal against the clock - How far can you ride in 60 minutes, from a standing start, on the track. If you're interested in taking a crack at the Hour Record, National or World, Elite, Para, or Masters, details will be available in January."
Michael has been keeping me updated on this, but unfortunately, as plans are now, I will be away at the time of the event, so not able to volunteer.
Marinoni has moved up to the 85 to 89 category, but as far as I know, if he makes another attempt, it will be at Bromont, not Milton.
I had the honor of assisting him off the track after his record setting effort.
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