Molly Van Houweling's Hour Record Cervelo T4
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A satisfied Van Houweling looks at her 184 laps completed.
A satisfied Van Houweling looks at her 184 laps completed.

The Hour Attempt » On July 3, 2015, Molly Van Houweling put in a record performance, clocking 46.088km in an hour. She will now attempt to repeat or improve on that performance and officially claim the UCI Hour Record. First two photos courtesy Richard Allen. Other photos courtesy Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes.

Molly Van Houweling is an under-recognized rider putting up some amazing performances across multiple disciplines, particularly in non-drafting timed events. The California native is sometimes known as the 'Queen of the Clock.' The UCI Amateur World Champion TT rider has recently set her sights on the Hour Record. Molly has taken the US, Pan American Elite, and UCI Masters 40-44 World Record. Her July 3rd Hour of 46.088km also surpassed the overall women's UCI Hour Record, but was not an official UCI-recognized attempt. This September, Van Houweling will attempt a repeat performance in an attempt to definitively own the UCI record. Below is a gallery from her July 3rd attempt, and the Cervelo T4 bike used for the effort. Photos courtesy Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes.


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Molly Van Houweling's Hour Record Cervelo T4 

Molly Van Houweling keeps a meticulously well-built rig, curated by her husband Robert Van Houweling. As a track bike, her T4 is already quite minimal, but the Van Houwelings hone it to perfection with simple aero gear designed to squeeze every last second out of the bike. Photos courtesy Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes.

  • The complete rig, as clean as can be.
  • The complete rig, as clean as can be.
  • Rotor SRM, 56t. 14t Dura-Ace rear cog. Ceramic bearings and Atomic SS coatings abound.
  • At the low yaw seen in the velodrome, a narrow setup is critical to good aero performance. And Van Houweling's rig has that in spades.
  • At the low yaw seen in the velodrome, a narrow setup is critical to good aero performance. And Van Houweling's rig has that in spades.
  • USE Tula front end with HED Lazy-S Bend bars.
  • USE Tula front end with HED Lazy-S Bend bars.
  • Dash Stage.9 Saddle/Post combo keeps things ultra clean, while the SRM Powercontrol hides in its aero shadow.
  • Dash Stage.9 Saddle/Post combo keeps things ultra clean, while the SRM Powercontrol hides in its aero shadow.
  • Dash Stage.9 Saddle/Post combo keeps things ultra clean, while the SRM Powercontrol hides in its aero shadow.

The Hour Attempt 

On July 3, 2015, Molly Van Houweling put in a record performance, clocking 46.088km in an hour. She will now attempt to repeat or improve on that performance and officially claim the UCI Hour Record. First two photos courtesy Richard Allen. Other photos courtesy Instituto del Deporte del Estado de Aguascalientes.

  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance. Photo courtesy Richard Allen.
  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance. Photo courtesy Richard Allen.
  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance.
  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance.
  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance.
  • Van Houweling in full flight en route to a record performance.
  • A satisfied Van Houweling looks at her 184 laps completed.
  • Molly cools down while husband Rob walks the velodrome, clearly happy with the result of the day.
  • Molly celebrating the July 3 success. Or perhaps just happy the pain of the ride is over!
  • A happy Team Van Houweling celebrating the July 3 performance.

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