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WHPSC 2015 Results    

 

An exciting event with several new world records !

Check out Mike Mowett's Ms Excel-format  chart of the results with comprehensive information about each rider and their HPVs.

The approved official records are posted  on the IHPVA records pages.

More World Records at WHPSC 2015     

On Thursday morning, Sept 17th,  Todd Reichert set a new Men's 200M record of 85.71 mph in Team AeroVelo's Eta.

The new record is  2.58 mph faster than the 83.13 mph record set by   Sebastiaan Bouwier of HPV Team Delft in  Velox 3 on  September 14th, 2013. 

On Friday evening, Sept 18th, Todd set another record at 86.50 mph in Eta. On Saturday evening, Sept 19th, Todd went even faster, recording 86.65 mph.

 

AeroVelo Team - image courtesy of Cindy Lu Turner

New Records at WHPSC 2015    

New records were set on Monday, Sept 14th at Battle Mountain:

  •  Florian Kowalik set a Men's   Junior Multi-track (trike) record of 53.41 mph in   Completely Overzealous 2 (CO2). This is the first-time entry in this specific class, which does  not have any   previous record. Florian susbsequently raised his speed to 57.92  mph on Thursday, Sept 17th.  
 
  • Liz McTernan reached 24.72 mph in an unfaired handcycle, beating the prior record of 21.39 mph, which was set by Michelle Malewicki in 1992.

On Tuesday, Sept 15th,  Ellen van Vugt set a new Women's Multi-track record of 51.91 mph in Completely Overzealous 2 (CO2)  and then raised it on Sept 17th to a second record of 54.453 mph, in the same vehicle. 

 

Keep abreast of all the Battle Mountain results at WHPSC.ORG

World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2015    

The 2015 World Human Powered Speed Championships will be held  September 14th -  19th at  Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 16th consecutive year of racing. SR 305 provides  one of  the straightest, smoothest and most ideal road surfaces in the world for HPV records.

The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them to reach their maximum velocity before being timed over a 200 meter distance. The section of the road used for this event was newly refinished in 2009, with a smooth surface specially prepared for human powered vehicle racing by Frehner Construction and the Nevada Department of Transportation, using a Nevada Department of Tourism Grant from the US government.

BM 2015 image


Click here for a PDF copy of the 2015 Poster.

 

Be sure to follow the action daily and  check the  event website  for links, updates, results and photos.

A list of the planned entrants can be seen here.  

Check out Mike Mowett's  unofficial but very interesting lists of riders and records to be challenged.  The complete information is also available in Excel format.

 

Contributions to the WHPSC Prize Fund would be greatly appreciated.

Please check out the WHPSC and IHPVA  pages on Facebook

Special notes for competitors, teams and volunteers:

1.  IHPVA Rule 3.2.3.2 Flying Start has been revised to permit push assists by  no more than 3 persons per single rider vehicle with an additional 1 person  per additional rider (e.g. Tandem).   The complete rules can be found at the IHPVA Rules page. 

2. The Start Order Selection Process is detailed here.

    3. WHPSC forms and information are now available:

4. Note that launch dollies or carts will no longer be allowed at the WHPSC  after 2015.

World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2014    

During the week of September 8th -  13th,  2014,  22 cyclists from from 8 countries will gather on SR305 outside  Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 15th consecutive year of racing on what is arguably the straightest, smoothest and most ideal road surface in the world for HPV records.

 Mike Mowett has posted a list of the current entrants here

The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them to reach their maximum velocity before being timed over a 200 meter distance. The section of the road used for this event was newly refinished in 2009, with a smooth surface specially prepared for human powered vehicle racing by Frehner Construction and the Nevada Department of Transportation, using a Nevada Department of Tourism Grant from the US government.


Be sure to follow the action daily, check the  event website for links, updates, results and photos!

Barring any unforeseen complications or technical weirdnesses, you should be able to see live coverage from the post racing wrap-up meetings on the  USTREAM  channel.

Please contribute to the  WHPSC   prize fund.

 

 

Check out the Facebook groups for the  WHPSC   and the  IHPVA.

World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2013    

28 cyclists from 8 countries will compete this year! Look for daily results and pictures here
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Baring any unforeseen complications you should be able to see live coverage from the post racing wrap-up meetings here.

Find the WHPSC group on Facebook!

The IHPVA also has a Facebook group!

Two new competition classes established    

The IHPVA has established two new competition classes for Junior Riders and Multitrack Vehicles. The purpose of the classes is to recognize prior achievements by younger riders and multi-wheeled vehicles and to promote their activity and development in the future. 

Achievements in both classes will be recognized retroactively back to September 19th, 1980 – the incorporation date of the IHPVA.

The junior classes recognize three age groups – 11 years and under, 12 -14 and 15-17. Multitrack vehicles have three or more contact points with the ground and a minimum track width of 250 mm. This covers the increasingly popular tricycle configuration.

They are subclasses of current classes which include men’s and women's, so a junior female riding a tricycle in a 200m sprint would be classified as 200 Meter Speed Trial- Women’s – Multitrack- Junior 12-14 years, for example.

For full details of these new rules please go to the IHPVA website and click on ‘Rules’ at the top of the page.

Chris Broome

November 2012

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