Filippo Ganna in no rush to extend his new Hour Record

Italian says if he has a go at beating his own record, it will be before he retires, like Bradley Wiggins

Filippo Ganna breaks the world Hour Record
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Having just set the furthest ever distance officially recorded for the Hour Record on Saturday, a massive 56.792km, Filippo Ganna is in no rush to try and go even further.

The Italian Ineos Grenadier rider not only smashed his colleague Dan Bigham's record distance by 1.244km but managed to better the 56.375km mark set by Chris Boardman in 1996, the Human Best Effort performance.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.