The International Cycling Union (UCI) announces that, in one week, on August 19, an attempt will be made to break the hour record, held by Victor Campenaerts at 55,089 km covered in one hour on a track. That mark is going to be broken by one of Ineos’ performance engineers, Dan Bigham, who also competes on track and road.
The chosen venue is the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen (Switzerland), where Dan, which also holds the British hour record at 54,723 km, achieving it last year and that ended the mark that Bradley Wiggins had, who had the achievement and nobody managed to break it in six years. Campenaerts has held the record for more than two years, but the Brit explains that “I’m excited about the prospect of seeing what I can do against the clock again, with the support of the team behind me.”
Adding everything you have learned: “Every week the team competes in time trials, on the road and there are a lot of details that we have gone into that will help improve our time trial in many different aspects. Whether it’s pacing strategies, thermal management, or team development, it’s all connected.” explains Bigham, who has a week of training left.