Cycling's Hour Record: Can Ollie Beat Eddy Merckx?

Published on December 1st 2019


Eddy Merckx is widely regarded as the greatest cyclist of all time. He has won almost every single bike race, multiple times including all of the grand tours and the world championships. In 1972 took on the Hour Record, one of the pinnacles of cycling achievement, a feat that he claims took three years from his life. Ollie on the other hand just likes riding bikes.... but with modern training and technology can he beat Eddy's hour? In association with the Sufferfest: Check out our mobile app: Shop GCN Black Friday Exclusives: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Check out the NEW GCN Cyclocross Podcast: Spotify: Audioboom: What are you training for? Do you think Ollie will be able to beat Merckx's time? Let us know in the comments below For all of our adventures and epic rides follow us on Komoot: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Penny Hour | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Arise - Jakob Ahlbom Blue Texas Trucker 1 (Sting) - Victor Olsson Brink - Jones Meadow Cho - Maiwan Dissipate - Gavin Luke Eternal State - dvine The Forgotten Memories - Luella Gren Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /