Victor Campenaerts says 'sheer will' got him through final five minutes of the Hour Record

The Belgian beat Wiggins' 2015 record by 563m

Victor Campenaerts celebrates breaking the Hour World Record (Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty)

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Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) says he rode the final five minutes of his successful UCI Hour Record attempt on "sheer will," covering a lot of useless metres and not riding the perfect lines he had earlier on his way to breaking Wiggins' 2015 record.

Describing the trials and tribulations of his attempt, Campenaerts said: "Already after 10 to 15 minutes, I had the feeling that it would be possible to break the record. It was super hard, I was a bit optimistic in the first 30 minutes and then I said myself I had to slow down a bit the pace, but even with that I think I was faster than Wiggins in all parts.

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