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’m now on a list with some of 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.