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Photo of the German FES Pursuit Bike at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Tony Graham just came across a couple old shots he took of these futuristic bikes built for the East Germany team and used in the Individual and Team Pursuits.  Twenty-two years later and that bike still looks like it’s from the future.

I’ve recently been watching some VHS tapes I have of the UCI World Championships in the early 90’s and the German team were rocking these bikes.  It’s great to be able to see one in more detail.

Thanks, Tony!  Check out his Flickr for more great cycling photos.
Photo of the German FES Pursuit Bike at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Tony Graham just came across a couple old shots he took of these futuristic bikes built for the East Germany team and used in the Individual and Team Pursuits.  Twenty-two years later and that bike still looks like it’s from the future.

I’ve recently been watching some VHS tapes I have of the UCI World Championships in the early 90’s and the German team were rocking these bikes.  It’s great to be able to see one in more detail.

Thanks, Tony!  Check out his Flickr for more great cycling photos.

Photo of the German FES Pursuit Bike at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

Tony Graham just came across a couple old shots he took of these futuristic bikes built for the East Germany team and used in the Individual and Team Pursuits. Twenty-two years later and that bike still looks like it’s from the future.

I’ve recently been watching some VHS tapes I have of the UCI World Championships in the early 90’s and the German team were rocking these bikes. It’s great to be able to see one in more detail.

Thanks, Tony! Check out his Flickr for more great cycling photos.

This video from the 1988 Olympics in Seoul just surfaced. It’s Colin Sturgess (GBR) and Bernd Ditter (GDR) racing for the Bronze medal in the 4km Individual Pursuit. When the video starts, we’re already 3 minutes into the race and Sturgess is behind by 3 seconds. Dittert looks steady and solid but the Englishman makes an amazing effort to recover for lost time. Will it be enough? Click play and find out.

A quick chat with Sarah Hammer, who set a new 3km Individual Pursuit World Record earlier this week at Aguascalientes Velodrome in Mexico during the Pan American Track Championships.

A New Individual Pursuit World Record!

Today at the Pan American Track Championships, reigning World Champion Sarah Hammer (USA) destroyed the Women’s 3,000 m Individual Pursuit World Record during the qualifying rounds.

The previous record was held by New Zealand’s Sarah Ulmer at 3:24.537 since August, 2004.  Hammer beat it by over two seconds, clocking in at 3:22.269.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Read full article at Cycling News.
A New Individual Pursuit World Record!

Today at the Pan American Track Championships, reigning World Champion Sarah Hammer (USA) destroyed the Women’s 3,000 m Individual Pursuit World Record during the qualifying rounds.

The previous record was held by New Zealand’s Sarah Ulmer at 3:24.537 since August, 2004.  Hammer beat it by over two seconds, clocking in at 3:22.269.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Read full article at Cycling News.

A New Individual Pursuit World Record!


Today at the Pan American Track Championships, reigning World Champion Sarah Hammer (USA) destroyed the Women’s 3,000 m Individual Pursuit World Record during the qualifying rounds.

The previous record was held by New Zealand’s Sarah Ulmer at 3:24.537 since August, 2004. Hammer beat it by over two seconds, clocking in at 3:22.269.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Read full article at Cycling News.
"The Individual Pursuit: Demands And Preparation"

The picture above is from a Powerpoint presentation about the physical and technical demands of the Individual Pursuit and how to train for it.  The presentation was given by Dr. Andrew Coggan to the Pan American Sports Organization in 2005.  Unfortunately I did not attend but the original .ppt file has been available on Fixed Gear Fever.  However, without the presence of the presenter, the Powerpoint file is just a bunch of graphs that I’ve never really been able to make any sense out of.

Well, finally Dr. Coggan has transcribed his presentation to the written word and it is a great read.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pursuiter or not, you should take a look.  The article is split into three parts:

Part 1 - Physiological Characteristics Of Pursuiters & “The Teeter-Totter”

Part 2 - Physical & Physiological Factors

Part 3 - Technical Factors & Individual Differences
"The Individual Pursuit: Demands And Preparation"

The picture above is from a Powerpoint presentation about the physical and technical demands of the Individual Pursuit and how to train for it.  The presentation was given by Dr. Andrew Coggan to the Pan American Sports Organization in 2005.  Unfortunately I did not attend but the original .ppt file has been available on Fixed Gear Fever.  However, without the presence of the presenter, the Powerpoint file is just a bunch of graphs that I’ve never really been able to make any sense out of.

Well, finally Dr. Coggan has transcribed his presentation to the written word and it is a great read.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pursuiter or not, you should take a look.  The article is split into three parts:

Part 1 - Physiological Characteristics Of Pursuiters & “The Teeter-Totter”

Part 2 - Physical & Physiological Factors

Part 3 - Technical Factors & Individual Differences

"The Individual Pursuit: Demands And Preparation"


The picture above is from a Powerpoint presentation about the physical and technical demands of the Individual Pursuit and how to train for it. The presentation was given by Dr. Andrew Coggan to the Pan American Sports Organization in 2005. Unfortunately I did not attend but the original .ppt file has been available on Fixed Gear Fever. However, without the presence of the presenter, the Powerpoint file is just a bunch of graphs that I’ve never really been able to make any sense out of.

Well, finally Dr. Coggan has transcribed his presentation to the written word and it is a great read. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pursuiter or not, you should take a look. The article is split into three parts:

Part 1 - Physiological Characteristics Of Pursuiters & “The Teeter-Totter”

Part 2 - Physical & Physiological Factors

Part 3 - Technical Factors & Individual Differences


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