Sir Bradley Wiggins' one-hour cycling world record broken by Victor Campenaerts

Victor Campenaerts celebrates his Hour World Record - he is the fourth Belgian to break it
Victor Campenaerts celebrates his Hour World Record - he is the fourth Belgian to break it

Sir Bradley Wiggins' one-hour UCI world record has been broken by Belgian cyclist Victor Campenaerts.

The 27-year-old Lotto Soudal rider covered 55.089 kilometres (34.231 miles) in one hour in his record attempt at the Aguascalientes indoor velodrome in Mexico.

Wiggins had held the record since June 2015 when he completed a distance of 54.526kms (33.881 miles) at London's Lee Valley VeloPark.

"I really focused on this for a long time so I am super-happy that I took the record," Campenaerts said after completing 221 laps of the velodrome.

"I am also happy that I could break the magic 55 kilometres.

"I was optimistic in the first 30 minutes, but it was important then to set a slower pace.

"I slowed down a little bit, but I think in every part of the race I was still faster than Wiggins."

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