>>> In the latest Velonews, I read that the Banesto rider Armand de las
>>>Cuevas was gonna take a shot at Moser's hour world record mark. What I'm wondering
>>>is how serious a threat to the record should de las Cuevas be considered?
>>My bet is on Miguel,
>Is Lemond going to try and beat the hour? There all those stories last year
>about a possible record attempt.
LeMond will probably take a stab at the hour record before Indurain would.
Only if LeMond has good form after a Tour does he say he will have a go at
it. So, if LeMond wins another Tour de France, then look for him to try.
Otherwise, don't hold your breath for Indurain. With the form he has shown
everyone's almost sure he could break it, BUT he has said before that he has
no interest in such a record. Also, the latest issue of Winning has a
interview with Indurain's director sportiff and even he expresses doubt.
He said that Indurain doesn't like riding on a track and that he isn't sure
he (Miguel) could make the trasition to the track IF he decided to try for the
record. This just comfirms what I read on him several months previous.
I would love to see Indurain go for it, but I guess we can't make him. A rider
who is at the top of the sport doesn't gain anything from a hour record except
personal satisfaction. ON the other hand, a good rider like De las Cuevas has
everything to gain from a successful attempt (recognition, better pay/job as
team leader with another team, etc.).
Let's just sit back and wait. It might be a long one for LeMond, even longer
unfortunately for us when it comes to Indurain. Oh well.......
Andale De las Cuevas!!!!!!!! No tienes nada para perder!!!!!!!