Friday, September 4, 2009

Francesco Moser For Friday

Just because for a long time he was the fastest, simple as that.

"Francesco Moser was the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier. Eddy Merckx, the last rider with a "normal" bike, clocked 49.431 km in 1972. Moser used disc-wheels and a bullhorn-bar. This would become the standard time-trial equipment in the next years. I show his second attempt, where he reached 51.151 km."

And the bike appears to be located in Trentino, Italy today.

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