A clean-shaven Wiggins appeared in front of the packed, sell-out crown in the former London 2012 venue to try and beat Alex Dowsett's mark of 52.937km. He put in a typically measured ride to claim a new record of 54.526km, over one and a half kilometres greater than Dowsett.
Rather than collapsing after his ride, Wiggins did several laps of the velodrome, walked around and spoke to the press and well wishers. His team had even managed to rustle up a jersey within minutes emblazoned with his record in gold.
Despite looking like he'd barely made an effort after the event, Wiggins said that it is unlikely he will make a second attempt at the record.
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