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Topic - Matt Bottrill smashes 50 mile TT competition record

Lord of Starkness - on 30 Jun 2014

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!
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woolsack - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Lord of Starkness:



> 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.

Pretty impressive rate of recovery
woolsack - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

If you're on Strava http://www.strava.com/activities/159858060/overview

570 watts average!
woolsack - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

Nice write up of a great weeks cycling

http://www.velouk.net/2014/06/30/rider-report-bottrill-breaks-50-comp-record/
Mike Highbury - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to woolsack:

> 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?
Enty - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

Wiggo for The Hour at Manchester!! That would be something to watch.

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Lord of Starkness - on 01 Jul 2014
In reply to Enty:

> 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)
Hat Dude on 01 Jul 2014
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

> 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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