/ Matt Bottrill smashes 50 mile TT competition record
Pretty impressive average of 31.6mph - time 1.34.43 taking 40 seconds off the old record.
And then you consider that he could only finish 6th in the National TT championship a couple of days earlier - losing over 4 minutes to Wiggo - albeit over a lumpy 50km course.
It makes you wonder what the likes of Wiggo and co could do to the comp record if they put their minds to it. ( Perhaps when Wiggo retires from the Pro scene we might find out)
Also worthy of note is the ride by 17 year old Ben Mckintosh of Crewe who finished 11th in a time of 1.43.23 -- If he's not on the British Cycling development program, he deserves to be!
Pretty impressive rate of recovery
If you're on Strava http://www.strava.com/activities/159858060/overview
570 watts average!
Nice write up of a great weeks cycling
Aerodynamics is everything, an awful lot anyway.
I wonder what advantage he gained from the non-UCI legal position he was able to adopt for his record breaking ride?
Wiggo for The Hour at Manchester!! That would be something to watch.
That would be something - you'd be able to hear the roar of the crowd as far away as Yorkshire -- however there may be 'faster' tracks around at altitude where air resistance comes in to play. ( Marginal gains and all that)
They could seal the doors & windows in the Manchester Velodrome, pump out air to drop the pressure but add oxygen.
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