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Cycling: Voigt breaks world hour record


Cycling: Voigt breaks world hour record


Jens Voigt rewrote the record books on Thursday when the German rider broke the 50 kilometre mark in an hour.

The 43-year-old covered 51.115km, or just over 205 laps, over the hour on the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland.

Although several riders had previously broken the 50km record Voigt’s mark is the best since the UCI amended the rules to prohibit aerodynamic equipment.

The previous records are now under the category of “best human effort” which Britian’s Chris Boardman holds at just over 56 kilometres.

Without the special equipment Voigt bested the previous record set in 2005 by Czech Ondrej Sosenka by over a kilometre.

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