Dan Bigham is to attempt to break the Hour Record next week, it has been announced. He will ride again at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland next Friday, 19 August.
The British rider, who currently holds the national Hour Record, also works for Ineos Grenadiers as a performance engineer. The squad announced the news of Bigham’s second attempt in a press release on Friday morning.
He first attempted the Hour Record last October , at Grenchen, where he set a new British record of 54.723km, nearly 200m further than Bradley Wiggins’ 54.526km from June 2015 in London.
However, this fell short of the 55.089km set by Victor Campenaerts in 2019. Last year, Bigham said: "In power terms, I only need seven extra watts. I can put seven watts more in, or save seven watts with better drag, improved aerodynamics and efficiency. Or I could do three-and-a-half watts each.
“How I split those seven watts doesn’t matter. I have an idea where I can make those gains, but it’s not easy."
The 30-year-old has spent 2022 helping evolving and optimising Ineos’ time trial performance, working alongside two-time time trial world champion Filippo Ganna; the Italian is also rumoured to be attempting an Hour Record at some point in the near future.
Bigham said that being part of the team had helped him prepare for a second attempt within a year."The Hour Record has been massive thing in my life for the past few years, since I first attempted one as a student in 2014," he […]