Hour Record: Campenaerts planning April attempt in Mexico

Victor Campenaerts (Belgium) went deep to win the European time trial title

Lotto Soudal 's Victor Campenaerts has announced that he hopes to attempt to beat Bradley Wiggins' Hour Record in April 2019, following a two-week training camp in Namibia. If that seems like an unorthodox place to train for the Hour Record, Campenaerts explained that he'll be training with a couple of triathletes at a warm-weather, high altitude camp, which would be far more preferable to riding up and down Mount Tiede in Tenerife. "I know from experience that training camps in Tenerife can be boring," he said on HLN.be . "You sit on a mountain for two months, and time can go by very slowly. Hence my choice to stay in Namibia. "You need a good and stable climate to train a lot, which Namibia is perfect for," he continued, explaining that the camp would be at 1,800 metres – and therefore similar in height to the high-altitude velodrome in ...

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