Britain's Bigham sets world one-hour track cycling record

Britain's Bigham sets world one-hour track cycling record

Belgian Dries Van Gestel of Total Direct Energie, Belgian Victor Campenaerts of Lotto Soudal and Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of Intermarche Wanty-Gobert Materiaux sprint to the finish of the Circuit Franco-Belge cycling race, 175,2 km from Tournai to La Louviere, stage 10 (out of 11) of the Exterioo Cycling Cup, Wednesday 10 August 2022. BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN (Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)

  • The Briton set his record in Grenchen, Switzerland whilst Victor Campenaerts of Belgium set his record of 55.089m at higher altitude in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Ineos rider Dan Bigham has established a new one-hour track world record by covering 55.548km, beating the former best by 459 metres, the International Cyling Union (UCI) said on Friday.

The Briton set his record in Grenchen, Switzerland whilst Victor Campenaerts of Belgium set his record of 55.089m at higher altitude in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

"It's just a bit mind blowing, pretty epic," said Bigham, whose partner Joss Lowdon is a former one-hour record holder in the women's category.

"In my head I wanted 55.5km so put another 48 metres on it, I am pretty pleased with that!

"I actually felt really good. I had a bit of a wobbly in my head just after the halfway mark, like 'how am I going to ride 16s (per lap) for the next half hour," he said.’

Ineos tweeted their congratulations.

"Congratulations @DanBiggles22 on a phenomenal performance to set a new UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot."

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