In the relative desert of data for track cycling, British Cycling’s book keeping of national records is to be applauded.
If we must gripe, though, there appears to be the odd record that has not been updated. One example is the men’s 500m time trial. Perhaps there is a by-law that states this record can’t be set during a kilo effort, but if there is, we can’t see any logical reason for it. If no such rule exists, then we can only think that the 30.909 first 500m that Kian Emadi put together in Aguascalientes on December 7 last year, has been overlooked. To eclipse the performance of Sir Chris Hoy, who also rode at altitude, is no small feat.
Time for a revision chaps?