'I wasn't really going for it': Hill climber's huge power completely destroys crankset

His peak power is more than 2,000 watts, and he's only been cycling for a year

Calum Brown and his broken hill climb bike

(Image credit: Ben Yeates/Calum Brown)

If there was ever a case of a rider having too much power, then it's surely hill climber Calum Brown, who managed to destroy a crankset with his starting effort at a race on Sunday.

Brown, a former athlete who only took up cycling this time last year, was competing in the Bank Road Hill Climb organised by Matlock CC when the incident occurred.

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