Matthias Brändle reflects on hard Hour Record

It may have been harder and hotter than Matthias Brändle expected, but he still set a new Hour Record

Matthias Brandle, stage winner, Tour of Britain 2014 stage five

Stated baldly, the distance that Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) covered, 51.852km, does scant justice to the excitement and drama involved. That’s always the way – it was just the same six weeks earlier when Voigt set the record that Brändle broke.

Brändle added a relatively modest 750 metres to Voigt’s distance, riding on the shorter-than-standard 200m track at the UCI headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland.

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