Lambie confident of beating Ganna’s new pursuit record

The Huub-Wattbike rider says gains from going to altitude could see him break the four-minute barrier

American Ashton Lambie is confident he can break Filippo Ganna’s new individual pursuit world record time when he travels to altitude in April.

Lambie is set to go to Bolivia with British track team Huub-Wattbike to mount an assault on the individual pursuit, team pursuit and hour records.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.