Picture of the Day: Obree Superman

This image comes from the stable of Graham Watson– a superb shot of Obree in full flight at the World Championships.

Graeme Obree 1995 World Pursuit Champion, image by Graham Watson, used with permission

Obree pic – originally posted by Graham Watson on twitpic

Graham Watson captioned this picture with “1994 Worlds?” but I am thinking it is more likely 1995? Obree reclaimed the hour record from Chris Boardman in 1994 at Bordeaux, with his tucked position, which was banned for the World Pursuit Championships by the UCI one hour before the race.

He then developed the Superman position and won the World Pursuit Championship in 1995 using it.

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