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GRENOBLE SIX: TRACKSTANDERS 

I love this shot from Fenlandsnapper at the Grenoble Six Day Race a few weeks ago.  The trackstanding contest lasted for 33 minutes and featured some truly legendary trackies.  Here’s what Fenlandsnapper says about it:

« One of the features of the Saturday evening at the Grenoble 6 Day track event in 2011 was a track stand competition. The participants were the sprinters at the event with a guest appearance by Arnaud Tournant (center) the world trackstanding record holder (45 minutes).  After about 10 minutes, these were the three remaining riders. François Pervis (right) was the first to falter after about 20 minutes I think.  The other two lasted to 33 minutes.  Grégory Baugé (left) won by outlasting Arnaud Tournant by a minute. »

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GRENOBLE SIX: TRACKSTANDERS 

I love this shot from Fenlandsnapper at the Grenoble Six Day Race a few weeks ago.  The trackstanding contest lasted for 33 minutes and featured some truly legendary trackies.  Here’s what Fenlandsnapper says about it:

« One of the features of the Saturday evening at the Grenoble 6 Day track event in 2011 was a track stand competition. The participants were the sprinters at the event with a guest appearance by Arnaud Tournant (center) the world trackstanding record holder (45 minutes).  After about 10 minutes, these were the three remaining riders. François Pervis (right) was the first to falter after about 20 minutes I think.  The other two lasted to 33 minutes.  Grégory Baugé (left) won by outlasting Arnaud Tournant by a minute. »

Check out the rest of Fenlandsnapper's photos and stories on Flickr.

GRENOBLE SIX: TRACKSTANDERS


I love this shot from Fenlandsnapper at the Grenoble Six Day Race a few weeks ago. The trackstanding contest lasted for 33 minutes and featured some truly legendary trackies. Here’s what Fenlandsnapper says about it:

« One of the features of the Saturday evening at the Grenoble 6 Day track event in 2011 was a track stand competition. The participants were the sprinters at the event with a guest appearance by Arnaud Tournant (center) the world trackstanding record holder (45 minutes). After about 10 minutes, these were the three remaining riders. François Pervis (right) was the first to falter after about 20 minutes I think. The other two lasted to 33 minutes. Grégory Baugé (left) won by outlasting Arnaud Tournant by a minute. »

Check out the rest of Fenlandsnapper's photos and stories on Flickr.

LEGENDARY RIVALRIES: HOY vs. TOURNANT


Four years ago today, Chris Hoy attempted to break the Kilometer World Record at a high-altitude track in La Paz, Bolivia. The record was ridden by French track cyclist Arnaud Tournant at 58.875 seconds and set at the same track. Tournant’s amazing record-breaking ride was the first recorded Kilo TT to come in under a minute.

On May 12th of 2007, Hoy rode his Kilo attempt in 59.103 seconds. The second Kilo time ever recorded under a minute — but he did not break Tournant’s World Record. Amazingly, he returned to the track the very next day to try it again…

To this day there have only been three Kilo TT’s recorded under the minute mark — and it’s excruciating how close the top two are. Watch Hoy’s second ride to see just how close the margin is that separates these two track legends.

For tips on how to improve your own Kilo TT time, check out this great article at Kissena Track Racing.


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