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Wanna watch Jensie attempt to break the Hour Record? Trek is live streaming it Thursday, Sept 18, starting at 11:30am CDT as he fires up the velodrome in Switzerland. Go ahead and schedule an offsite meeting, the race past the break for full PR with links and details…

PRESS RELEASE: (Waterloo, WI) – In cooperation with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and broadcast partner Eurosport, Trek Bicycle will stream Jens Voigt’s Hour Record attempt for free for US fans via the brand’s website, trekbikes.com from 11:30 – 13:30 CDT September 18, 2014. The attempt is scheduled to begin at 12:00 CDT. Trek, UCI, and Eurosport have teamed up to ensure that Jens Voigt’s sizeable US fan base will not be left out of viewing what is surely to be the iconic cyclist’s last, and perhaps most important, ride of his storied career. The attempt will take place Thursday, September 18 at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland and will be broadcast by Eurosport to over 140 million homes in 70 countries. US-based visitors to trekbikes.com will be able to view the stream by visiting www.trekbikes.com/hour_record. The page will be live the morning of Thursday, September 18.

Fans who want to follow the attempt via Twitter are encouraged to follow @TrekFactory for live updates and use the hashtag #HourRecord to join the conversation and cheer Jens on.

“To be able to give the US fans, some of the most passionate fans in the world, the opportunity to watch the attempt is really something special,” said Voigt. “I’m doing this for a lot of reasons but one of the biggest reasons is to give the fans one last thing to cheer for and I’ll be carrying all of that goodwill with me on the ride.”

Originally established in 1876, the Hour Record is one of the most revered achievements in cycling. Through the years, it has been held by such greats as Coppi, Anquetil, and Merckx, whose 1972 mark stood for 12 years. The current record of 49.700 kilometers was established in 2005 by Czech rider Ondřej Sosenka. Voigt, whose signature solo attacks have thrilled cycling fans since his professional career began in 1997, will look to better this distance and add his name to the list of legendary record holders before calling it a career once and for all.

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wheelz
wheelz
8 years ago

Can’t wait to watch. However, I hope they get the video streaming to the US sorted before tomorrow. I’m in Nevada and just visited http://www.trekbikes.com/hour_record/ and got the message: “We’re sorry, but video streaming is not available in this region.”

I’m sure somebody at Trek will actually test the feed to the US before tomorrow 🙂

Nash
Nash
8 years ago

Riding full whack for an hour, even the thought of that makes me feel ill.

Kevinfromva
Kevinfromva
8 years ago

yes yes yes

King County
King County
8 years ago

I am curious to see the result, and wish him the best. I do not think it will be the most entertaining thing to watch for an hour, though.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

Zzzzzzzzzzzz…..

jimmy
jimmy
8 years ago

I’m betting he’ll do it in under an hour, myself.

wheelz
wheelz
8 years ago

: You’re obviously not interested in bikes or racing, so why not leave your hater comments on some other site?

AlanM
AlanM
8 years ago

@wheelz, +1

JBikes
JBikes
8 years ago

GO Jens!
It will be interesting to see how his distance fares compared to other records held under different rules.

bummer
bummer
8 years ago

@wheelz @ AlanM: You guys obviously misunderstood Greg. He wanted us to know that he’s sleeping now so he’ll have lots of energy for watching Jens tomorrow!

Rico
Rico
8 years ago

Bad ass cannot hang it up. Love it. I just skimmed the press release, but it will be interesting to see the gear he’s allowed. I know Cancellara was going to do this too, on traditional gear to be fair.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
8 years ago

Cane it, Jens!

I think the happiest/giddiest day in the history of pro cycling will be the day the most popular rider ever beats the hour record.

Fib
Fib
8 years ago

Trek maybe knows how to build bikes, helmets and shoes. But they have to get to BMC to find a velodrome 🙂 just joking…

wvcycling
8 years ago

I feel like Jens is still being domestique testing out equipment for Fabian’s chance at the 1hr, whenever he decides to do it.

Emil Roessingh
Emil Roessingh
8 years ago

is it possible to see the live stream in Canada?

Lennie
Lennie
8 years ago

Yeah Fabian was talking about doing it earlier, how come Jens is in now. Or was it Trek that actually wanted the record and Fabian tagged out? Whats up with that?

Rico
Rico
8 years ago

Tony Martin could take a good whack at it.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Well done Jens!

Cycling Fan
8 years ago

It was a great effort by Jensie and what a wonderful way to finish his career.

Cycling needs more events like this one.

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