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: The Biography of the Modern Bike. The Ultimate History of Bike Design . Cassell 2015. ISBN 978-1844037834
- Eddy Merckx / Chris Boardman / Chris Sidwells: Biography of the Bike: The Ultimate History of Bike Design . Voyageur Press 2015. ISBN 978-0760349892
- Greg LeMond / Chris Boardman / Andrew Longmore: Chris Boardman - The Complete Book of Cycling . Partridge 2000. ISBN 978-1852252670
- Mick Jagger / Chris Boardman / Phil Liggett : The Fastest Man on Two Wheels: In Pursuit of Chris Boardman . Boxtree 1993. ISBN 978-1852839154
- Official website of Chris Boardman
- Chris Boardman in the Tour de France database(French / English )
- Chris Boardman in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Chris Boardman in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Boardman, Christopher Miles (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 26, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hoylake , UK|