Campenaerts tips Ganna to take Hour Record beyond 57km

One for the record books: Victor Campenaerts proudly shows off the new Hour Record mark of 55.089km, set at the Aguascalientes velodrome in Mexico in April, 2019
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Victor Campenaerts retained the UCI Hour Record after Alex Dowsett fell short of his mark of 55.089km in Aguascalientes on Wednesday, but the Belgian believes that world time trial champion Filippo Ganna will eventually surpass him by a considerable distance.

“It wouldn't surprise me if he did around 57.5km,” Campenaerts told Het Laatste Nieuws. “The pity then is that it will be the last world hour record for many decades. Nobody will want to try it again.”

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