Chris Boardman

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Chris Boardman (2018)

Christopher Miles Boardman (born August 26, 1968 in Hoylake , Great Britain ) is a retired English cyclist .

Athletic career

In 1992 , Chris Boardman won Olympic gold in the 4,000-meter single pursuit . He was best known as an individual time trial specialist and held the world hour record until July 19, 2005 . His best performance (56.375 km), which he set up on September 6, 1996 at the Manchester Velodrome , was subsequently canceled by the UCI , as the UCI changed the rules and only allowed traditional racing machines. This affected all the world hourly records from 1984 to 1996. On October 27, 2000 he regained the record, now on a "permitted" bike.

Boardman, like many world hour recorders, used special racing bikes on which he was stretched out on the handlebars thanks to a modified triathlon bar. This aerodynamically very favorable position would still be allowed with minor changes even according to today's rules. In addition, Boardman did not use bikes of different sizes, such as. B. Francesco Moser or a special position like Graeme Obree . Nevertheless, his records like those of Moser, Indurain , Rominger and others are only considered to be the best.

In 1996 Boardman won the bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Atlanta Olympics . Boardman also won several world championship titles, won the 1996 Grand Prix des Nations and the Critérium International and won the Tour de France prologue three times : 1994 in Lille , 1997 in Rouen and 1998 in Dublin .


Chris Boardman has been running Boardman Bikes since 2007 , which has been equipping the UnitedHealthcare Professional Continental Team since the 2011 season .


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