The 2007 Tour de Beauce champion, Ben Day, has broken a 21 year old record set by American Andy Hampsten. Day, who is not returning to Canada to defend his Beauce title, bested Hamstens record time for the Vail Hill climb of 26.33 by 45 seconds.
Hampsten, still the only American to have won the Giro d'Italia, set his record up the tough climb during the 1987 Coors Classic. Day (Toyota United), a former Australian Time trial champion is racing in Vail as part of the Teva Mountain games. Chris Baldwin, a Toyota United team-mate of Day, came home for second in a time of 26.29, putting him four seconds under Hamsten's record.
Jonathan Baker rounded out the podium in third, while mountain biking legend, Ned Overend at the ripe old age of 52 finished fifth, in a time 27.23.