Jeffrey Hoogland smashes one-kilometre time trial world record

Dutchman flies round Aguascalientes velodrome in 55.433 seconds to break ten-year record

Jeffrey Hoogland punches the air in triumph after beating the record
(Image credit: KNWU)

Jeffrey Hoogland made history on Tuesday, smashing the world record for the one-kilometre time trial on the track.

The Dutchman sped around the track at an average speed of 64.943km/h to set a new record of 55.433 seconds, taking almost a second off the existing record, 56.303 seconds, held by France's François Pervis since 2013. Over the past ten years, no-one else had come close.

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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.