Pedalando in alta quota
Cycling at altitude

published in July - December 2019 - pH - issue n.2
Pietro E. di Prampero

On September 6th, 1996, in Manchester (UK), Chris Boardman established the “Best 1 Hour Human Performance”, covering 56.375 km on a specially prepared bicycle. This extraordinary performance highlights, on the one side, the formidable athletic calibre of Boardman, on the other, the exceptional characteristics of the bicycle as a means of human locomotion.