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Victor Campenaerts beats the hour record exceeding the 55 km

The Belgian started as a triathlete and went to cycling at the 18 years

The Belgian travels 55,089 kilometers in Aguascalientes, surpassing in 563 meters the previous record of Bradley Wiggins

Victor Campenaerts has been the third Belgian to beat the record of the hour, as previously they did Ferdinand Bracke (48,093 kilometers at the Olympic Velodrome in Rome) at 1960 and Eddy Merckx (49,431 kilometers at the Olympic Velodrome in Mexico) at 1972. Merckk ran the 48 km in a velodrome with cement coated with resin, exposed and exposed to the winds and to 2.245 meters of altitude.

Yesterday, at the Velódromo de Aguascalientes (Mexico), Campenaerts beat the record of the hour he had in his possession Bradley Wiggins with 54,526 kilometers in 2015 getting to travel 55,089 kilometers in a covered velodrome, a track of 250 meters of fine Siberian pine wood and located at 1.800m high.

The data of the record are the following:

  • 220 turns of 89 meters
  • Rhythm of 16.1 and 16.5 seconds per lap
  • Average of 100 ppm
  • Development 60 / 14 (9,15 meters per pedalada)
  • Total distance 55,089 kilometers

In Aguascalientes the record of the current women's hour was also broken. He did, last September, the Italian Vittoria Bussi, who left it at 48,007 kilometers.

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