This upcoming Aug. 19, Britain’s Dan Bigham will attempt to break the UCI World Hour Record. He will do so in the Tissot Veledrome in Grenchen, Swiss. The record is currently in the hands of Belgium’s former triathlete Victor Campenaerts, who set the record on Apr. 16, 2019, in the Veledrome Bicentenario in Mexico.
Bigham already holds the British Hour Record of 55.089 kilometers, established on Oct. 1 last year. “I’m excited about the prospect of seeing what I can do against the clock again, with the support of the team behind me”, Bigham said about this chance. “Physically, I’ve moved on since becoming a part of the INEOS Grenadiers. As much as my workload is high, it’s been nice to have everything I do consolidated within one place. It means I can be so much more organized in how and when I can train. It’s been great to bounce ideas off so many fantastic people within the team.”
The knowledge that Bigham will gain, he hopes to use to further develop the time trial performances of his team, INEOS Grenadiers, where Bigham is a Performance Engineer. “It’s not just limited to track – every single week the team are competing in time trials on the road and there’s a huge amount of detail that we’ve gone into (to prepare the attempt on the UCI Hour Record, ed.) that will help improve our time trialling in many different respects. Whether that’s pacing strategies, thermal management or equipment development, it all ties in.”