Second Edition News for November 15
Hour Record Attempt by Nico Emonds
Belgian rider Nico Emonds, 34, a former team-mate of Tony Rominger and now a
member of the modest Espace-card team, managed 51.801km in an hour record
attempt at the Bordeaux track yesterday (13 November). Well short of Tony
Romingers 55.291km, Emonds distance was nevertheless the seventh-fastest
recorded and gives him the esoteric distinction of becoming the fastest Belgian
over the hour, since he surpassed Eddy Merckxs 1972 49.431km.
A memorial stone to Fabio Casartelli -- placed at the spot where he crashed on
the Col de Portet dAspet on 18 July on the initiative of the Motorola team and
the Societe du Tour de France -- is to be unveiled today (14 November).
Casartellis widow and family will attend the ceremony.