This Sunday will see Bradley Wiggins attempt to smash the hour record. There’s been a huge amount of interest in the record since the UCI relaxed the rules so that you no longer need to ride a Merckx style bike.
Many people are expecting Wiggins to destroy the record, setting the bar so high that nobody else can touch it. There’s even talk of him going further than Boardman’s 56.375km all time record! I’m hoping that doesn’t happen. I’d like there to be more attempts on the hour for some time still.
I made a prediction back in May of 54.105km for Wiggins.
I’m sticking with that. It will mean easily breaking Dowsett’s 52.937km record but hopefully not putting it “on the shelf” and discouraging other riders from having a crack. I’d like to see Alex Dowsett have another go at it and see if he can break the record a second time! What’s your prediction?