Jens Voigt has broken the prestigious hour record and immediately retired from cycling, as reported by Cyclingnews.
The Trek Factory Racing rider rode 51.115km, or more than 204 laps, over the hour on the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland, last night.
“I went off a little too fast at the start and I had a bad spell after the halfway mark, but the support of the crowd and knowing that this was my last race meant that I could finish strongly,” Voigt said.
“I gave everything in the last 20 minutes. I’m really happy with the distance: 51km is more than I imagined. It’s an intense event: there is no downhill, no hiding behind a teammate; it’s like a breakaway when you don’t want to be caught by the peloton.”
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