Tributes paid to Sir Bradley Wiggins after his successful Hour Record effort on Sunday evening

Praise for Sir Bradley Wiggins flooded in on social media on Sunday evening, after the world and Olympic time trial champion set a new UCI Hour Record of 54.526 kilometres to beat Alex Dowsett’s mark set in May.

Wiggins set a blistering pace around the Lee Valley Velodrome, beating Dowsett’s previous distance by 1.589 kilometres.

Tributes from all over the world were paid on Twitter to Wiggins’s achievement…

Former record holder congratulates new record holder:

Wiggins’s team tweeted photos of the man himself wearing an impressively speedily-prepared jersey featuring his Hour Record distance:

The Giro d’Italia organiser praised Wiggins as ‘poetry in motion’:

Former Hour Record holder Jens Voigt was the man that got the ball rolling for this latest spate of attempts, but won’t be back for another go:

Another Hour Record legend, Chris Boardman, thinks Wiggins has more in him yet, in the right conditions:

Great Britain team pursuit Olympic champion Dani King said she was inspired:

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GB track sprint coach Iain Dyer is amazed at Wiggins’s composure after his effort:

https://twitter.com/iaindyer1/status/607616210730131457

NFTO rider Ian Bibby reflects on Wiggins’s speed:

Former British hill-climb champion Jack Pullar thinks the Tour Series is harder:

Hour Record attemptee Michael Hutchinson thinks Wiggins’s record may not stand for long

The final word: