Campenaerts breaks Bradley Wiggins' UCI Hour Record

Victor Campenaerts stands with the Ridley Arena

Lotto Soudal's Victor Campenaerts set a new UCI Hour Record at the Aguascalientes Bicentenary Velodrome in Mexico on Tuesday, covering just over 55km over the course of the hour. The Hour Record set by Bradley Wiggins has stood since his 2015 ride at the Lee Valley Velo Park in London. The Olympic gold medalist set a distance of 54.526km, well below the 55km mark he hoped to achieve due to unfavourable atmospheric pressure. "I'm super happy. I think if I looked at a list, that I'm in now I'm between the greatest cyclists in history. I really focused on this for a long time and I'm really happy that I took the record and happy that I could break the magic 55km," Campenaerts said. Campenaerts started off his race steadily, covering the first 4km at a 53.6kph before beginning to pick up the pace, having recovered from the standing start. ...

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