Vittoria Bussi sets new benchmark for UCI Women's Hour Record

Vittoria Bussi sets new benchmark for UCI Women's Hour Record

Stu Bowers 14 Sep 2018 Italian, Vittoria Bussi, becomes the first women ever to surpass 48km as she sets a new record for the Women's Hour. Vittoria Bussi broke the UCI Hour Record for women in, with a distance of 48.007km In Aguicientes, Mexico, on Thursday becoming the first women to pass the 48km marker but clinching the coveted title by just 27 metres. It was a case of third time lucky for Bussi, though. The Italian doctor of pure mathematics and member of the Servetto Footon UCI team had already come tantalisingly close to beating Evelyn Stevens’ record of 47.980km set in February 2016, back in October 2017, however, sickness in the lead up to the attempt saw her fall just 405m short. Then, in a turn of events reminiscent of how Scotland’s Graham Obree broke the men’s record in July 1993, Bussi initially made an attempt on Wednesday, ...

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