Davide Formolo and Maria Vittoria Sperotto ride just 918 metres to set new shortest Hour Record

The Italian riders took on the record for the shortest distance covered in one hour of continuous riding

Davide Formolo 918m alternative hour record attempt
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Italian riders Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) and Maria Vittoria Sperotto (A.R. Monex) have set a new, bizarre record, completing the shortest distance possible in one hour of continuous riding. 

The pair managed to ride less than a kilometre over the 60 minutes at the Rino Mercante Velodrome in Bassano del Grappa, covering a total of 918 metres in the same time it took Victor Campenaerts to complete 55.089km in 2019 during his Hour Record attempt. The Belgian consequently rode nearly 60 times further than the Italians managed in their alternative Hour Record attempt.

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