Jens Voigt's Hour Record: What you need to know

How far will Jens Voigt ride? What gear is he using? What happens if he punctures? These, and more questions, answered

Jens Voigt at Grenchen Photo: Maxime Schmid

(Image credit: MAXIME SCHMID)

Jens Voigt will attempt to set a new mark for the Hour Record today in Switzerland. Here we run through how he will set about taking on this iconic challenge. And what happens if it goes wrong.

How far is Voigt going to ride?

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Edward Pickering is a writer and journalist, editor of Pro Cycling and previous deputy editor of Cycle Sport. As well as contributing to Cycling Weekly, he has also written for the likes of the New York Times. His book, The Race Against Time, saw him shortlisted for Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards. A self-confessed 'fair weather cyclist', Pickering also enjoys running.