Victor Campenaerts breaks Sir Bradley Wiggins' one-hour record
Last Updated: 16/04/19 7:34pm
Belgium's Victor Campenaerts has broken Sir Bradley Wiggins' one-hour UCI world record.
Campenaerts, riding in the colours of the Lotto Soudal team, covered 55.089 kilometres (34.231 miles) in one hour in his record attempt at the Aguascalientes indoor velodrome in Mexico.
Wiggins had held the record since June 2015 when he completed a distance of 54.526kms (33.881 miles) at London's Lee Valley VeloPark.
"I really focused on this for a long time so I am super-happy that I took the record," Campenaerts said after completing 221 laps of the velodrome.
"I am also happy that I could break the magic 55 kilometre.
"I was optimistic in the first 30 minutes, but it was important then to set a slower pace. I slowed down a little bit, but I think in every part of the race I was still faster than Wiggins."