Rohan Dennis beats Boardman's Tour de France time trial speed record

Australian former Hour Record holder Rohan Dennis sets Tour de France fastest individual stage average speed of 55.446kmh

Rohan Dennis after stage three of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné (Photo: Graham Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) has set a new record for the fastest Tour de France time trial in history, beating Chris Boardman's previous mark.

Dennis rode the 13.8-kilometre opening individual time trial stage in 14 minutes and 56 seconds, clocking an average speed of 55.446kmh - Boardman's previous record was 55.2kmh set during the 7.2km prologue of the 1994 Tour in Lille.

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