3 June 2015
By: Gregor Brown
Published at velonews.competitor.com
Wiggins aims high: 55.250km in an hour
Bradley Wiggins aims to put the hour record high and out of reach on the shelf this Sunday in London. He not only wants to break Alex Dowsett’s 52.937-kilometer record, but go 55.250km and perhaps even reach 56.375km.
After quitting top-level road racing with Sky after Paris-Roubaix, Wiggins turned his attention to the UCI hour record and the 2016 Olympics. As he has done with every achievement in his career — a Tour de France win, a time trial world championship, and four Olympic gold medals — he calculated every step to the precise movement.
“Pace judgement is everything in the hour record,” Wiggins told Sky Sports News.
On Sunday June 7th, 2015 Wiggins rode 54.526 km setting a new World Hour Record at the Lee Valley Velodrome.
Equipment specs Wiggins used: 58 tooth chainring x 18 tooth cog, held a cadence of 100.
Velodrome air temperature was 27oC (80.6oF), humidity not known.