the british cyclist Dan Bigham set a new time record after traveling this Friday total 55,548 kilometers in sixty minutesat the velodrome in the Swiss town of Grenchen.
Bigham, 30, beat the previous possession record held by Belgian Victor Campenaerts by 459 meters.which traveled 55,089 kilometers on April 16, 2019 in the town of Aguascalientes in Mexico.
“It’s pretty amazing. It’s been quite epic,” said Bigham, who has been working as a race engineer for the Ineos-Grenadiers team since this year.
However, Bigham, who played between 2019 and 2021 in the Ribble Weldtite team, already had experience of this test, having broken the British hour record last year with a mark of 54.723 kilometers.
Despite eventually beating Campenaerts’ mark by nearly half a kilometre, the Briton admitted he had doubts at times about the possibility of achieving it, after struggling to ride the final half-hour of the test at a pace of 16.0 seconds per lap.
“Coming to the halfway point of the test, I had to keep riding at 16.0 seconds per lap, which was a bit discouraging because I had never ridden at that speed for half an hour,” he explained in statements released by the International Cycling Union (UCI ).
However, despite the doubts, the Briton managed to break the time record and reach the 55.5 kilometers he set out to do.
“In my head I wanted 55.5km and in the end I managed to add another 48m to it,” concluded Bigham.
Source: La Verdad