Dutchman Dion Beukeboom falls short of setting new Hour Record

Beukeboom started above record pace before fading on the track in Mexico

Dion Beukeboom during the 2018 European Championships (Photo by Andre Ferreira/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Dion Beukeboom fell short of setting a new Hour Record in his attempt on Wednesday night in Mexico.

The Dutchman had to beat the record set by Bradley Wiggins of 54.526km in 2015, but could only manage a respectable 52.757km.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).