The riders who have attempted the hour record seem to fall into two categories: those who try it once and swear “never again” and those who can’t resist attempt after attempt. The great Eddy Merckx, who held the record from 1972 to 1984, fell in the first category. He called it the hardest ride he had … More UCI Hour Record Report: Practice Makes Perfect!
The American athlete today broke the 12-year-old women’s UCI Hour Record by covering a distance of 46.273 km at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Source: Molly Shaffer Van Houweling makes history with new women’s UCI Hour Record
Hello again MSVHour fans, The livestream team is here in Aguascalientes and the equipment and connections all seem to be working well. VeloNews is kindly carrying the stream here. Start time estimate is now 7:30pm local time (5:30 California, 8:30 U.S. East Coast, 2:30 Europe). Hasta mañana! MollySVH
Greetings from Aguascalientes, MSVHour fans! We’re counting down the hours until race time tomorrow . . . except that we aren’t sure yet quite when race time will be! As you can imagine, we’re trying to optimize every variable to maximize my chances of setting the record—equipment, nutrition, pacing, training, etc. One key variable is … More MSVHour Race Day is Tomorrow!
In the latest edition of Mark Florence’s Cycling Time Trial podcast, he interviews my husband Rob and me about our preparations for the September 12 UCI Hour Record attempt. We reveal what it’s like to enroll in the biological passport program, how we choose the best equipment with help from Beyond Aero, how I ended … More Cycling Time Trial Podcast Previews the Upcoming Record Attempt
In this USA Cycling profile, sports writer Mary Topping reveals the real secret of hour record success: synchronized swimming! Read all about it here.
If the Kickstarter campaign to fund a livestream of the September 12 UCI Hour Record attempt is successful, spectators around the world will be able to watch Molly’s progress on the track and see an on-screen lap counter/timer that shows whether she is ahead or behind world-record pace. They will also hear live track-side commentary from … More NorCal cycling stars to provide live commentary on UCI Hour Record attempt