‘I’ve put so much work into it’: Italy’s Filippo Ganna sets new hour record

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  • Team Ineos rider covers 56.972km to break record by 1.24km
  • Tadej Pogacar wins year’s final Monument Il Lombardia

Italy’s Filippo Ganna claimed the Hour record by covering 56.792km at the Tissot velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland on Saturday. The double time trial world champion bettered the mark set in August by his Team Ineos teammate Daniel Bigham by 1.244km.

He also beat the 56.375km mark set by Chris Boardman in 1996 using the controversial ‘Superman’ position. That performance had long been seen as unbeatable as the Englishman was using “Superman-style” handlebars. The International Cycling Union (UCI) then tightened the rules.

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Written by Reuters
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