22Jan2016,@Bridie_OD attempts to break the #UCIHourRecord of 46.273 km, Adelaide, Super Dome, with C-BEAR bottom brackets ceramic bearings.
C-bear ceramic “bearings & jockey wheels have been AWESOME - I'm so happy with them, Thankyou!” Bridie O’Donnell.
Hour Attempt is a solo race, but the organization, efforts and expenses are nothing sololy simple - all the planning, training, co-ordinating, getting the biological passport , being aerodynamics and getting the gears.
“It was wanting to do something exceptional, wanting to fill expectations that I had had of myself at the time trials. I feel like I haven’t yet gotten the best out of myself and I also think I’m still improving,” said O’Donnell.
The last 1.5yr, since the change in UCI rules in May 2014, 8 men and 2 women did the Hour Attempt. The women’s record stood untouched for the past 12 years until Molly Shaffer van Houweling reset the record to 46.273 kilometres sept 2015 . Bridie O’Donnell will be the third woman to take on the challenge, both using #CerveloT4.
While the men challengers are professional cyclists and riders with a depth of experience in track cycling. Record holder Molly and Bridie are both amateurs, while Molly is a law professor at UC Berkeley, Bridie is a physician in Melbourne. Both are strong time trialists on the road but neither rode on the track before contemplating an hour attempt.
O'Donnell won the 2008 Australian national time trial title, silver in 2010 and 2015, and bronze in 2012 and 2014. The seven-time Australian rowing champion and Ironman triathlete, at the age of 35 decided to focus her considerable energies on elite road cycling. In recent years Bridie, now 41, focuses on racing the National Road Series (NRS), manages and races with the Total Rush team.
You can watch the event LIVE streaming on the UCI website (uci.ch
) /Youtube channel (youtube.com/user/ucichannel
sport scientist Ken Ballhause, HP Tek, O’Donnell’s coachhttp://baxterphotography.com.au
special thks for razor sharp photoshttp://cyclingtips.com.au/2015/11/what-it-takes-to-take-on-the-world-hour-record/http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bridie-odonnell-to-attempt-womens-uci-hour-record/http://www.cervelo.com/en/experience/stories/new-hour-challenger-counts-on-cervlo.htmlhttp://www.cervelo.com/en/experience/stories/qa-attacking-the-hour-on-a-cervlo-t4.html