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Dan Bigham to take on the Hour record next Friday; Mads ‘Picasso’ Pedersen indulges his artistic passion + more on the live blog

Dan Bigham to take on the Hour record next Friday; Mads 'Picasso' Pedersen indulges his artistic passion + more on the live blog

2022 Dan Bigham on velodrome – Ineos Grenadiers We actually thought this was serious for a minute, but it appears Mads isn’t mad and is…

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2022 Dan Bigham on velodrome – Ineos Grenadiers We actually thought this was serious for a minute, but it appears Mads isn’t mad and is fully in on the joke. I just sent this to our graphic designer who is taking the rest of the day off to recover from a vicious Comic Sans-related assault… Dan Bigham breaks British Hour Record Less than a year after breaking Bradley Wiggins’ British Hour Record with a distance of 54.723km, the aero supremo and very very good cyclist Dan Bigham will be taking on the world best mark of 55.089km, currently held by Victor Campenaerts .

Bigham’s day job is as the performance engineer for Ineos Grenadiers, and we’re continually impressed by his ability to balance this with being an elite time trial and track rider who is up there with the best. Just last week, Bigham was competing at the Commonwealth Games and was second behind Rohan Dennis through the first checkpoint, before suffering a heavy crash and eventually finishing down in 12th.

Bigham won’t be going too far in his search for the perfect high-altitude velodrome (Campenaerts’ attempt took place in the Velodromo Bicentenario in Mexico) but he will be heading to the suitably high up Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland for his attempt.

Here’s Bighams’s full quote we’ve been sent from Ineos which seems unusually honest apart from the ‘timed by Tissot’ bit, we doubt he said that…

“The UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot has been a massive thing in my life […]

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