Sky pro Peter Kennaugh chips 30 seconds off Mark Cavendish's previous mark to go well under 20 minutes
Kennaugh clocked 19 minutes and 38.982 seconds during the Conister 10 League round 5, Ballamoar, which was well clear of Cavendish’s previous record of 20 minutes and eight seconds set in 2007, reports IOM Today.
Edward Perry placed second behind Kennaugh with 21-15, and Jake Kelly was third and fastest junior with 21-17. The full results sheet can be found via Manx Timing Solutions.
Olympic team pursuit champion Kennaugh had originally been due to ride the Giro d’Italia, but was withdrawn from the start sheet due to illness. The 24-year-old had started his season strongly with his first stage race win – the Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy at the end of March.