British pro rider Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record this weekend on a Pinarello Bolide HR bike co-engineered by Jaguar and Pinarello.
Wiggins set a new record of 54.526 km before a full-to-capacity London Lee Valley VeloPark Velodrome. Wiggins beat the previous record, set by fellow Briton Alex Dowsett on May 2 in Manchester, by 1,589 meters.
After the ride Bradley had been recorded saying “I am really glad it’s done,” Wiggins said after the attempt. “This is as close as I’ll get to know what giving birth feels like. It is torturous; you never think it is going to come to an end.
“I am just really glad it’s done, the build-up was long since Paris-Roubaix. My wife and children know more than anyone about air pressure.