Molly Shaffer Van Houweling

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Molly Shaffer Van Houweling
Molly S. Van Houweling.jpg
Molly S. Van Houweling at a Creative Commons board meeting in 2008
Personal information
Full nameMolly Shaffer Van Houweling
Born (1973-01-03) 3 January 1973 (age 46)
 United States
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime Triallist
Amateur team(s)
<=2007JL Velo Cycling Team
2007–2013Metromint Cycling
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling pictured after her UCI hour record setting ride on 12 September 2015.

Molly Shaffer Van Houweling (born March 1, 1973) is an American cyclist, academic and legal scholar. Van Houweling is Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Law and serves as the chair of the board of Creative Commons.[1] Van Houweling is also on the board of Authors Alliance a non-profit organization that helps authors disseminate their work broadly.[2] She received her J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1998. After law school she clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then in 2000-2001 for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was previously on the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School before moving to UC Berkeley.[3]

In addition to her work as a legal academic and copyright activist, Van Howeling is also a competitive bicycle racer.[4] On September 12, 2015 she set a new Hour record by cycling 46.273 km in an hour.[5] Van Houweling is also a six-time UCI Amateur Road World Champion, most recently winning the time trial titles at the 2018 UCI World Cycling Tour Final in Varese, Italy.

Palmares[edit]

2007
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
2009
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
1st Colorado Time Trial Championship
2010
1st Overall Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
1st Stage 2
1st Overall Kern County Women's Stage Race
1st Overall Topsport Stage
1st Copperopolis Road Race
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
1st Stage 1 Valley of the Sun Stage Race
2011
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG UCI Masters World Championship Time Trial (W35-39)
1st Overall Valley of the Sun Stage Race
1st Stage 1
1st Northern California/Nevada Road Race Championship
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
2012
UCI Masters World Championship (W35-39)
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG Time Trial
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road Race
1st Overall Mariposa Women's Stage Race
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
1st Northern California/Nevada Prestige Series
2014
UCI Masters World Championship (W40-44)
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG Time Trial
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road Race
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
US Hour Record 44.173km
2015
UCI Hour Best Performance (W40-44) 46.088km
UCI Hour Record 46.273km
UCI Masters World Championship (W40-44)
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG Time Trial
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road Race
1st Northern California/Nevada Time Trial Championship
2016
Masters National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Individual Pursuit (W40-44)
National Records
40km Time Trial Record (W40-44), 52:48
Individual Pursuit (W40-44), 2:30.613
Kilo (W40-44), 1:16.104
2017
UCI Masters World Track Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit (W40-44)
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Individual Pursuit (W40-44)
National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Team Pursuit
2nd Individual Pursuit
World Bests
UCI Hour Best Performance (W40-44), 47.061km
UCI Best Performance 2km Pursuit (W40-44), 2:24.753
National Records
Kilo (W40-44), 1:14.772
Team Pursuit (W40-44), 3:48.259
2018
UCI Masters World Road Championship (W45-49)
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG Time Trial
National Track Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG Team Pursuit
2nd Individual Pursuit
World Bests
UCI Hour Best Performance (W45-49), 46.897km
National Records
40km Time Trial Record (W45-49), 55:16.626

UCI Hour record attempts[edit]

Date Location Distance (km) Difference to record (m)[N 1] Notes
December 2014 Carson, CA,  United States 44.173 1892 (+) Sport records icon NR.svg New national record. Beat Carolyn Donnellys 44.028 km distance set in 1990.[6]
February 2015 Aguascalientes,  Mexico 45.637 698 (+) Sport records icon NR.svg New national record.[7]
7 July 2015 Aguascalientes,  Mexico 46.088 23 (-) Sport records icon NR.svg New national record. This attempt also beat the previous UCI hour record of 46.065 km but as Van Houweling was not part of the athletes biological passport programme the attempt did not count.[8][9]
12 September 2015 Aguascalientes,  Mexico 46.273 208 (-) World record icon.svg Sport records icon NR.svg Beat the 12-year-old record held by Dutchwoman Leontien van Moorsel. Note, Van Moorsel road a 'Merckx-style' bike.[5]

UCI Masters Hour Best Performance attempts[edit]

Date Location Distance (km) Difference to record (m)[N 2] Notes
15 July 2017 Aguascalientes,  Mexico 47.061 973 (+) World record icon.svg Sport records icon NR.svg New national record and world best performance for Women 40-44, exceeding Van Houweling's own W40-44 record set on 7 July 2015.
24 September 2018 Aguascalientes,  Mexico 46.897 5,658 (-) World record icon.svg Sport records icon NR.svg New national record and world best performance for Women 45-49, exceeding Lillian Pfluke's W45-49 US and World record set in of 41.239 set in Manchester, England in 2006.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ (+) indicates behind the current record (-) indicates ahead of the current record
  2. ^ (+) indicates behind the current record (-) indicates ahead of the current record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berkeley Law". Berkeley Law.
  2. ^ "About Us | Authors Alliance". www.authorsalliance.org. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  3. ^ "Molly Van Houweling CV". Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Molly S. Van Houweling – Creative Commons". creativecommons.org. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  5. ^ a b "Molly Shaffer Van Houweling breaks UCI hour record". VeloNews.com.
  6. ^ "Molly Shaffer Van Houweling sets new women's World Hour Record". cyclingtips.com.au.
  7. ^ "Molly Shaffer Van Houweling makes history with new women's UCI Hour Record". uci.ch. 13 September 2015.
  8. ^ Highlights of Molly Van Houweling's 46,088m Hour. YouTube. 7 July 2015.
  9. ^ "US Hour Record holder Molly Shaffer Van Houweling aims for world record". cyclingtips.com.au.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Leontien van Moorsel
UCI women's hour record (46.273 km)
12 September 2015 – present
Succeeded by
current record