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Playboy bunny Van Moorsel breaks hour record....(25 posts)

Playboy bunny Van Moorsel breaks hour record....Bruno S
Oct 1, 2003 10:44 AM
you can read about it in cyclingnews:

What you cannot read is that she posed nude for Playboy (Dutch edition I guess) some time back. Can anybody post the pictures? :-)
Playboy...Penthouse - either way an amazing storycmgauch
Oct 1, 2003 11:29 AM
Excerpt from Fox Sports 4/2/03:

A model who once posed for the men's magazine Penthouse, Zijlaard-Van Moorsel suffered a physical breakdown nine years ago after winning her second women's Tour de France title and left the cycling world for two years as she struggled to recover from anorexia.

With the help of husband and coach Michael Zijlaard, she eventually overcame her eating disorder and staged an inspirational comeback at the 1998 road race world championships on her home in Valkenburg where she lifted gold in the time trial.

That marked the start of great things for Zijlaard-Van Moorsel, who won three Olympic gold medals in Sydney, in the road race, the road time trial and the individual pursuit, where she also set the world record.

"I had to find myself again. And when I finally did I was able to come back to the top. It was a long road," the Dutchwoman said. "That's why all these results since are special. I had to work so hard to come back."
Indeed! Either way, let's see the pics!!! nmNo_sprint
Oct 1, 2003 11:38 AM
re: Indeed! Either way, let's see the pics!!!cyclopathic
Oct 1, 2003 12:11 PM
she is on left struggling with anorexia
Naw, she purged that hairy blob on the right (nm)Crankist
Oct 1, 2003 12:13 PM
Oct 2, 2003 7:02 AM
Hello Cyclopathic -
Saw your "NASCARshave" photo and am seeking to contact you to dicusss using it in a publication - please email me at
Oct 2, 2003 11:26 AM
it is not mine, I pulled it from previous post. You will never catch me at such event. Search on NASCAR, good luck.


PS. If it's to be published, get in touch with the guy in pic. I am sure you'd his get permission, and he'd be tickled.
Playboy...Penthouse - either way an amazing storywitcomb
Oct 1, 2003 2:43 PM
I didn't think records broken in Mexico City were ever classed as actual broken records. Due to the elavation it was pretty easy for people to break lots of records during the olympics held there, and these were never really considered as broken records.

Although, should those pic's get posted, I think we can over look this.
it's where Eddy set the record nmDougSloan
Oct 1, 2003 2:46 PM
Couldn't find the nudy stuff but....biknben
Oct 1, 2003 12:56 PM
Yes...I'm a total pig and googled for ten minutes looking for flesh pics. Google let me down. :-)
I'll tell you what's sad...lotterypick
Oct 1, 2003 1:24 PM
It's that I stare really hard at regular pictures like this one, trying to see more. Pathetic pig, that I am.
I hear ya - best I could do was that stinkin' article (nm)cmgauch
Oct 1, 2003 1:27 PM
She looks like she could eat corn through a picket fence...innergel
Oct 1, 2003 2:02 PM
but maybe it's just the 1/2 smile she's throwing down.
t's better than I could findFr Ted Crilly
Oct 1, 2003 4:07 PM
From BBC Sport:
Let's try that picture again.Fr Ted Crilly
Oct 1, 2003 4:09 PM
This what you're looking for?t5rguy
Oct 1, 2003 3:07 PM
BTW, on the right: her husband!
another thing you could not read....divve
Oct 2, 2003 1:25 AM
....she specifically choose the day of her record braking attempt to coincide with her period. She says she feels strongest and performs best during that time of month.

BTW, anyone knows why no aero bike and wheels, is it against UCI regulations for this type of record?
Actually, that is trueKristin
Oct 2, 2003 5:57 AM
Women are at their athletic peak when they most feel like lying on the sofa with a good book or poking a mans eyes out with hot skewer. Has to do with which hormones are peaked. It kinda sucks. You feel like crap. You just wanna veg; but instead you stuff you bloated self into a skinsuit and go break a world record.

In Elite womens racing, I wonder if team strategy focuses at all on the riders cycle. There are times that you mental clarity is stronger than others. Some hormones affect depth perception, others affect stamina. So depending on where a woman is in her cycle could determine what role she would be best suited to play in a given race. But if they train together all the time, they are probably all in "sync" anyway, so it doesn't matter.
UCI rulesTJeanloz
Oct 2, 2003 6:00 AM
UCI rules for the hour record now dictate that you ride with pretty much the same bike that Eddy Merckx broke the record with. Box rims, I think 28 spokes is the minimum, round tubes, etc. etc. - there is another category called the "hour challenge" or similarly stupid thing, which allows aero gear.
the other is "hour performance"DougSloan
Oct 2, 2003 6:18 AM
and which would you rather win? (nm)TJeanloz
Oct 2, 2003 6:45 AM
while I'd take either...DougSloan
Oct 2, 2003 6:48 AM
No doubt the Eddy record is more prestigious. However, you might be demonized for even trying to beat the "great one." The "performance" record probably is more relevant to modern times, though, as it more closely simulates today's time trials. However, beat that record, and most everyone will dismiss it as not the "real record."

Who holds it? Boardman? Somebody broke it w/new rules (nm)TJeanloz
Oct 2, 2003 6:52 AM
I think so, barelyDougSloan
Oct 2, 2003 7:10 AM

Scroll down to the very bottom (the "absolute" record)
Great article on Graeme Obree in Bicycling a couple of months ago nmBowWow
Oct 2, 2003 9:18 AM