How Dion Beukeboom is using tech to target Wiggins’s hour record

Belgian brand Bioracer has worked with the rider to optimise clothing and position

(Image credit: Mandy Louwet)

Bradley Wiggins’ hour record of 54.526km was set back in 2015. Now there’s a new set of riders looking to break that distance, starting out with Dutch track rider Dion Beukeboom .

Beukeboom has looked to use technology and innovation to allow him to better Wiggins’s ride.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.