Re: [CR]racing lore question - early hour record holders ...


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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 20:15:36 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Russ Fitzgerald <rfitzger@emeraldis.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]racing lore question - early hour record holders ...
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Russ Fitzgerald wrote:
>
> Somebody correct me if I am wrong - I was under the impression that Marcel
> Berthet's hour record set in 1914 lasted until 1933 ... or was it that Oscar
> Egg broke Berthet's record in 1914 and HIS lasted till 1933?
>
> Any good source for confirmation, one way or t'other? Thanks!
>
> Russ Fitzgerald

Very famous "battle" between Maracel Berthet and Oscar Egg, back and forth, back and forth...

The answer is here:

http://www.torelli.com/raceinfo/records/wrldhour.html

Date- Name- Country- Track- Dist.Meters- increase/

June 20, 1907 Berthet, Marcel (France) Paris 41,520 410

Aug 22, 1912 Egg, Oscar (Swit) Paris 42,122 602

Aug 7, 1913 Berthet, Marcel (France) Paris 42,741 619

Aug 21, 1913 Egg, Oscar (Swit.) Paris 43,525 784

Sept 20, 1913 Berthet, Marcel (France) Paris 43,775 250

Aug 8, 1914 Egg, Oscar (Swit.) Paris 44,247 472

Aug 8, 1933 Van Hout, Jan (NL) Roermond 44,588 388

Sept 28, 1933 Richard, Maurice (France) Saint Trond 44,777 189

Oct 31, 1935 Olmo, Giuseppe (Italy) Milan 45,090 313

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA