The 35-year-old Englishman was like one with his bike on Sunday evening. Just like a statue on his Pinarello bicycle, not once I saw him reposition. Bradley Wiggings hoped to do 221 laps but the air pressure wasn't ideal to reach the 55km/h goal. Still an amazing effort with 54,526 kilometres on Sunday in London’s Lee Valley velodrome. To celebrate this new UCI hour record I created a desktop of Bradley Wiggins in Adobe Illustrator. It's big enough for the iMac Retina (5120x2880px). You can download it here.
Last Sunday Sir Bradley Wiggins rode himself in the books of history with his UCI hour record attempt. The renewed interest for the UCI hour record was started by German Jens Voigt. That record didn't hold very long as it was taken over by Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling). He lost it to Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing). The mark for Wiggins was set out by Alex Dowsett (Movistar).