Victor Campenaerts takes aim at Hour record: European champion has already ridden above record pace for 30 minutes

The time trial expert had a crack at riding at 60kph towards the end of his test

Victor Campenaerts at the 2018 European Championships time trial (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Belgian Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) has set his sights on beating Bradley Wiggins's Hour record, and early tests suggest he's on track for the ride planned later in 2019.

The European time trial champion wants to try to exceed the distance of 54.526km, set by Wiggins on June 7, 2015. On Saturday, he tested himself for 30 minutes in Grenchen, Switzerland.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.