Jens Voigt, as he reached the final fifteen minutes of his effort, actually began to turn in even faster laps. He, and his coaches, had worked out that he needed to keep turning laps under 18 seconds for the total 199 laps it would take to tie the record. With the hour almost over, he had sped up from 17.5 seconds to a couple that were less than 17. After the very first lap, that included getting the single big gear to turn over, he never once went over 17.9 seconds with most laps logging in below 17.5. Not bad for the old man of our beloved sport!