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World record event 2012

Janneke Sindram misses record by skin of her teeth

It took Janneke Sindram 12.738 seconds for the 200m and so the old record of 12.712 seconds by Barbara Boatois was narrowly missed.

Velodrome Apeldoorn

The Omnisport Apeldoorn is a velodrome and multisport indoor arena in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects the facility opened in 2008, it is divided into two halls: a cycling hall containing 250 m (820 ft) cycling track and 200 m (660 ft) athletics track and a volleyball hall. The cycling hall has a capacity for 5000 spectators while the volleyball hall has a capacity for 2000 spectators. Omnisport Apeldoorn is used during the day by educational institution ROC Aventus and is the home of volleyball club SV Dynamo. The cycling hall was the host of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Great venue. For more information, see www.omnisportapeldoorn.nl

Familiar acquaintances

Some key members of the TU Delft HPV team were present as well. David Wielemaker (manager of VeloX1 team) and fastest Dutch hpv-cyclist Sebastiaan Bowier!

Test with headwind

Sebastiaan, recumbent cyclist, was asked to do a test with the Kestrel Bluetooth Weather station. In a cycledrome wind is only generated by the cyclists. As such, we would expect to see a direct relation between windspeed and groundspeed. We were indeed successful in gathering a very nice graph showing the relation.

Link to graph of test