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Stephen Cummings finished a two-week training camp in Majorca by posting a new personal best, and unofficial British record on a 3.5 kilometre climb the GB squad use for testing.

Cummings has been on the Spanish island since January first, and on his final day rode up the climb from Puerto de Pollença to Atalaya de Albercutx in 7:21 minutes. His time is roughly ten seconds faster than the previous record set by Bradley Wiggins, and allows him substantial bragging rights. The rider from Heswall on the Wirral had done a motor pacing session in the morning but was still able to average 500 watts on the climb.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.