Nationality: German
Date of birth: September 17, 1971
Height: 191cm
Weight: 76kg
Team: Trek Factory Racing
Twitter: @thejensie

Jens Voigt’s hour record attempt in Switzerland will bring the curtain down on one longest careers in pro cycling. The tall German may have only turned professional at the age of 26 but he made up for that lost time by continuing through until the day after his 43rd birthday.

Voigt made a name for himself for his ability to endure pain as he regualry embarked on long breaks – sometimes with other riders, sometimes on his own – on the toughest stages. It brought him cult like status, especially in America. He is one of the few riders who has risen to the top of the sport without along list of wins under his name.

His final outing on the track in Switzerland surprised many observers, but one last hour of suffering on his own seems like a fitting finally for Jensie.