Filippo Ganna smashes World Hour Record with distance of 56.792km

The Italian also beat Chris Boardman's 'best human effort'

Filippo Ganna poses with his new World Hour Record 2022
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Filippo Ganna has broken the UCI World Hour Record with a distance of 56.792km at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. 

The Italian, an Olympic gold medallist in the team pursuit, went 1,244m further than his aerodynamicist Dan Bigham, who set the previous record of 55.548km back in August. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.