Chloe Dygert: ‘My goal is to go under 3.10 in the individual pursuit’

American beat German Lisa Brennauer in the world championship final

Chloe Dygert has set herself the goal of taking the women’s individual pursuit World Record under the three minute ten second mark after she twice lowered it at the World Championships in Berlin.

The American lowered her previous 3km individual pursuit by nearly three seconds to 3.17.283 in the qualifying round. German Lisa Brennauer qualified second with a time that was also inside Dygert’s previous best but was still just over a second off the American.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.