New climbing record

Austrian Franz Venier has broken the world record for the number of metres climbed in 24 hours,...

Austrian Franz Venier has broken the world record for the number of metres climbed in 24 hours, according to an ANP/AFP report. The 42 year-old rode 79 laps of a 5.15 km circuit in Tirol that contained 245 metres of climbing per lap. That gave him a total of 19,355 metres of altitude gain in roughly 400 km. During his attempt, he was observed by a UCI commissaire. The old record was 18,091 metres, set by Marcel Knauss from Liechtenstein.

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