Friday, July 17, 2020

On this day

1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

1993 Graeme Obree breaks the world hour cycling record, riding 51.596km on Old Faithful at the Hamar velodrome in Norway

1994 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time

Graeme Obree

Obree was known as the Flying Scotsman. He is one of cycling’s record makers.
He did not have a very long career, but broke the world hour record twice – the first time in 1993, a record of 51.596 kilometres.  He beat the record of cyclist Francesco Moser – 51.151 kilometres –  by 445 metres.
Although he went on to lose the record a week later, he regained it a year later in 1994, this time riding 52.713km. His record was broken at the end of that year by the Spanish Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain.

Career Record
World Hour Record : 
1993 (51.596 km)
1994 (52.713 km)
World Champion (4000 m Pursuit)
1993, 1995

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