de las Cuevas/Hour Record

de las Cuevas/Hour Record

Post by Edward Hernand » Wed, 03 Mar 1993 00:34:20


        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?

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Post by Francis » Thu, 04 Mar 1993 15:30:47

Quote:

>    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?

The question to ask really should be, How much info will Banesto gain
from this experiance to give Miguel for HIS attempt the following year?!
I have an article from a Spanish magazine that I got this Christmas that
talked about how they were going to use him as a test bed for what it
takes to beat the hour (training, diet, aero ....)
I don't have the article handy, but if there's interest I could dig
it up and see if there are more details of interest.
My bet is on Miguel,
Frank.

 
 
 

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Post by Graham Goodm » Fri, 05 Mar 1993 09:55:19

Quote:
Edward Hernandez writes...
>    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?

Very. De Las Cuevas finished 2nd to Indurain in last years Luxembourg TT.

Graham.
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Post by Patrick D. Walte » Fri, 05 Mar 1993 03:37:22


Quote:


>>       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?

>The question to ask really should be, How much info will Banesto gain
>from this experiance to give Miguel for HIS attempt the following year?!
>I have an article from a Spanish magazine that I got this Christmas that
>talked about how they were going to use him as a test bed for what it
>takes to beat the hour (training, diet, aero ....)
>I don't have the article handy, but if there's interest I could dig
>it up and see if there are more details of interest.
>My bet is on Miguel,
>Frank.

Is Lemond going to try and beat the hour? There all those stories last year
about a possible record attempt.
--
Patrick D. Walters                        WSU Stage Race March 27-28

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Post by UCPL.. » Sun, 07 Mar 1993 23:05:34



Quote:




>>>       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?
(stuff deleted)
>>My bet is on Miguel,
>>Frank.

>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!!!!!!!

Conrado---------

 
 
 

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Post by Gerry Furse » Tue, 09 Mar 1993 04:43:15

de la Cuevas rode rather strongly in TTs during the 92 tour, causing me to
believe the rumours he was selected solely to help with the TTT.  I would
place him in the top three candidates for breaking the hour record, IMHO.  My
second place opinion is Bugno, despite his Directeur's comments on his
motivation.  I don't think Lemond will be able to do it now despite his
physical talents as he seems to have run out of motivation.

Opinions are dangerous things, gerry.
(At least my opinion on the best candidate for an hour record, 93 tour
winner, etc is flame resistant, as I agree with everyone else)

 
 
 

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Post by David Frase » Sat, 13 Mar 1993 02:08:41


Quote:
(Edward Hernandez) writes:

>    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?

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As someone just said, after last season's TT results, serious... But surely the
first classy rider to attack the record on a bike with tri-bars should beat
Moser (even just by a little). Moser had disks and cow-horns but not tri-bars.
In the latest issue of Cycling Weekly (UK) , there is mention from Chris
Boardman himself of a possible hour attempt in late '93 on the Lotus superbike.
Worth taking seriously too.

                David Fraser