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"I was confident that I could break the record but until you actually go through the process and do it there's always that element, not doubt, but until it's done…"

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BRADLEY WIGGINS

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09.06.2015 @ 11:30 Posted by Renaud Breban

This Sunday, Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour Record at the London Olympic velodrome. The former Tour de France winner was covering 54,526 kilometers. During his press conference, Wiggo started his allocutions with: "It's a huge relief more than anything. I was confident that I could break the record but until you actually go through the process and do it there's always that element, not doubt, but until it's done…"

 

In recent weeks, he said he would like to ride 55 kilometers. But he stay satisfied with his performance. "That's raised the bar a fair bit and for sure it will deter people and it might make them think twice about it because it's been a bit of a rush for people up until now. This is the first real big marker and I couldn't have done any more with the conditions," he said. "I keep banging on about air pressure but it was probably the worst it's been in the last few weeks. It's as far as I could have gone in those conditions but perhaps not as far as I could have gone in my dreams or hopes had the conditions been different, but I'm satisfied. "

 

This attempt was the last for Wiggins ? "That was the best ride I could hope to do. I won't go for it again. Timing wise, this is my end of season; I'll build up from the end of July for the track."

 

Indeed, he would like to see another rider trying to break his record. "It's raised the bar now. Personally I'd like to see Tony and Fabian have a go at it. They don't have the track pedigree to perhaps be confident but I wouldn't discount Alex from having a look at it. I know he's like me and he'll do his homework and if he thinks it's possible he'll have a go at it. He's got another eight years to have a go at it, he's in his 20s. Fabian and Tony are running out of time. It would be nice for the record if someone attacks it in the next 12 months. Even if they fail it would give kudos to this record."

 

 

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