The top bikes of the hour record in the last 50 years

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In the following article we show you some of the bikes used in the last 50 years to achieve the record of the hour.

We will start in the year 1972, when Eddy Merckx beat the record of the hour in Mexico City, with a mark of 49,431. Merckx It was the last to do it with the conventional track bike.

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Twelve years later in 1984 the Italian Francesco Moser he broke the record twice in four days, leaving him at 51,141, also in Mexico City. With a bike, with two lenticular wheels that had a very large rear and a handlebar different from the conventional one.

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Later between 1993 and 1994 the time record was beaten three times by the British Graeme Obree y chris Boardman. Obree did it twice, leaving the mark in 52,713. For this he used a bike that was manufactured, using among other things parts of a washing machine.

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At the end of 1994 it was precisely a beautiful duel to raise the record of the hour to a mark that has not yet been overcome in the 21st century.

The 2 of September of 1994 Miguel Indurain and his famous bike "Espada" managed to travel 53, 040 km in an hour setting a new Record of the Hour ... which was surpassed weeks later twice by the Swiss Tony Rominger who left the mark in 55,291

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Two years later chris Boardman it returned to break the record of the hour, leaving the mark in 56,375

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Later the UCI canceled the marks used by unconventional bikes and Eddy Merckx was the holder of the Record of the Hour, until in the year 2000 Boarmand, this time with a conventional bike, he surpassed the Belgian record by only 10m (49,441 ) and 5 years later the Czech Sosenka left it up to 49,700.

In the 2014 year, the UCI changed the regulations again and other types of bicycles could be used again, which would pass certain requirements. That produced a "surge" of new time records and in just 10 months he beat 5 times, being the British Bradley Wiggins, with 54,526 the current recordman of the hour.

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