Sunday, January 25, 2009

Armstrong & the New Velodrome in Montichiari, Brescia

A world class track facility is currently under construction in Montichiari, province of Brescia. It will be a covered facility that will seat 2,000 spectators. The track, of wood construction, will be 250 meters in length. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring in time for the European Junior Championships.

Above is an artist rendering of the cover (note it is shaped like a helmet), a construction photo from mid-December, and a virtual tour in video.

The point of bringing this up is that Francesco Moser, who broke Eddy Merckx's hour world record in 1984, believes that Lance Armstrong may attempt an hour record attempt in Montichiari in the future. Moser's comments add to other recent news reports that the hour record maybe under investigation by Armstrong and his coach, Chris Carmichael.

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