Victor Campenaerts sets date for Hour Record attempt

The Belgian will attempt to beat Bradley Wiggins' record set in 2015

Victor Campenaerts at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships time trial (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The UCI has officially announced that Victor Campenaerts will take on the UCI Hour Record on April 16 (Tuesday) or 17 (Wednesday) at Mexico's Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes.

The 27-year-old Belgian, who rides for WorldTour team Lotto-Soudal and is current European time trial champion, will aim to beat the 54.526km record set by Bradley Wiggins at the Lee Valley Velodrome in 2015.

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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.

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