Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Yes, the same bike set up was permitted for the pursuit (Boardman also set that record in 1996 with a 4:11.x, until Bobridge set a new mark in 2011 with 4:10.x).
Here's the video:
However what the UCI have done is to acknowledge the history, but have set the current mark to beat at Sosenka's 49.x km. Which means that many high level pro TT riders could set a new record, even if not near Boardman's record. Somewhat inconsistently though, the pursuit records were maintained and stood, while they decided to change the hour records.
That bike would in no way be considered legal under any current rules now though? If so I can sort of see why they have not included his time given that position and bike.