- Jul 28, 2003
gntlmn said:It appears that we may get an idea whether Lance will make an attempt at the World Hour Record within about 6 weeks. At that time, it may be clearer as to what date it will be attempted and at what locale. It sounds like it may be almost 2 years away.
I hate to say this, but I hope he does it at sea level. If that 7-Eleven velodrome they are talking about is in Colorado Springs, it may be at elevation 6,000 ft+. A record set at that elevation won't be comparable to Boardman's. Even if he beat it by a fair margin at high elevation, the result will be called into question. Unlike Merckx' day, we all know the top athletes use hypoxic tents and are conditioned for riding at high elevation. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think UCI is silent about elevation for the Hour Record.