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#EDSHOUR Record Attempt @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre – GO ED!

by pedalmag.com
Ed Veal  ©  Peter Kraiker
April 10, 2015 (Milton, ON) – #EDSHOUR record attempt is underway at the new Milton Velodrome. Ed Veal, a 38-year-old Canadian National Cycling Team member, is trying to set a new world record – the “Best Hour Performance” in the Master Men’s 35-39 category, as well as the new outright Canadian Hour Record at the new Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario.

Veal in action  ©  Ivan Rupes

The decision to attempt the feat comes after a year of personal and team victories for Veal, who broke two Canadian records (4,000-metre Team Pursuit and Individual Pursuit) in September 2014. Veal took up cycling late, at age 26, starting with mountain biking and then making the switch to road. “The late start has never held me back,” he says. See current record holders below and #EdVealfacts.

Ed Veal wins Flying Lap  ©  Peter Kraiker

Pedal and all of Ed’s fans wish him the best of luck in his attempt to set a new Canadian Hour Record and Master Men’s 35-39 category record as well.

Ed Veal
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 190lbs
DOB: August 1, 1976

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Current Canadian Hour Record
Mike Nash (Ottawa, ON)
Manchester Velodrome
Manchester, UK – set in 2011

Current 35–39 World Hour Record
Jayson Austin (Australia)
Dunc Gray Velodrome
Sydney, Australia – set in 2009

Current World Hour Record
Rohan Dennis (Australia)
Velodrome Suisse
Grenchen, Switzerland – set in 2015

Gold Standard Hour Record
Eddy Merckx (Belgium)
Mexico City Velodrome
Mexico City, Mexico – set in 1972

Read Ed Veal’s new Track Column
along with Monique Sullivan
in Pedal Magazine

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