Will Filippo Ganna break the Hour Record? He'll obliterate it, and will beat Boardman's 'superman' distance too, says our aero expert

The Italian has the aerodynamics and the power - and could do 57km on Saturday if atmospheric conditions are right

Filippo Ganna in an individual pursuit on the track
(Image credit: Getty Images)

On Saturday October 8 at 8pm CEST, Filippo Ganna is going to attack the men’s UCI Hour Record and, if we are being honest, we all want to see something outrageous. 

Dan Bigham cranked out 55.548km last month at the same velodrome as Ganna will be doing his attempt in - Grenchen in Switzerland. I think Ganna is going to put the record on the shelf for a while, and if atmospheric conditions are right, he will be in the region of 57 kilometres. 

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech!