Dutch cyclist Jeffrey Hoedland has set a new world record for the 1km individual time trial. Hoedland achieved this feat in Agua Scaliente, Mexico, last week, posting a time of 55.433 seconds. This time was almost 9 tenths of a second faster than the previous record set by Francois Pervis 10 years ago.
Hoedland’s average speed from a standing start was just under 65km per hour, which is in excess of 40 mph. Xavier Dizlip Erocoach, a cycling coach, analyzed Hoedland’s performance and found that his peak cruising speed was 74.9km per hour or 46.5 miles per hour. This was his average speed over half a lap of the track or 125m.
Hoedland’s achievement is all the more impressive considering that the previous record was also set in the same venue. Dizlip Erocoach attributes Hoedland’s success to the lower air density at altitude, which allowed him to maintain his speed.
In an interview with GCN Racing News Show, Hoedland said, “I’m thrilled to have set a new world record. It’s a testament to all the hard work I’ve put in over the years. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my team and my fans.” Hoedland’s world record is a remarkable achievement and a testament to his skill and dedication.
Cycling enthusiasts around the world will be eagerly anticipating his next race.
What are some other notable world records in cycling?
There are many notable world records in cycling. Here are a few examples:
- Hour Record: This is the record for the greatest distance cycled in one hour. The current men’s record is held by Victor Campenaerts, who cycled 55.089 km in 2019. The women’s record is held by Vittoria Bussi, who cycled 48.007 km in 2018.
- Land Speed Record: This is the record for the fastest speed achieved on a bicycle on flat ground. The current record is held by Denise Mueller-Korenek, who reached a speed of 296.009 km/h (183.931 mph) in 2018.
- Unpaced Bicycle Speed Record: This is the record for the fastest speed achieved on a bicycle without any external assistance. The current record is held by Sebastiaan Bowier, who reached a speed of 133.75 km/h (83.13 mph) in 2013.
- Serial Bicycle Speed Record: This is the record for the fastest speed achieved on a production bicycle. The current record is held by Markus Stockl, who reached a speed of 210.4 km/h (130.7 mph) in 2007.
These are just a few examples of the many world records in cycling. Each record represents an incredible achievement and a testament to the skill and dedication of the cyclists who set them.
How can I get started with cycling?
Cycling is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Choose the right bike: There are many different types of bikes available, so it’s important to choose one that suits your needs. If you’re planning to ride on roads, a road bike might be the best option. If you’re planning to ride off-road, a mountain bike might be more suitable.
- Get the right gear: You’ll need a few basic items to get started, including a helmet, cycling shorts, and a water bottle. You may also want to invest in cycling shoes and gloves for added comfort.
- Start slowly: If you’re new to cycling, it’s important to start slowly and build up your endurance over time. Begin with short rides and gradually increase the distance and intensity as you become more comfortable.
- Join a group: Cycling with a group can be a great way to stay motivated and learn new skills. Look for local cycling clubs or groups in your area.
- Stay safe: Always wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road. Be aware of your surroundings and use hand signals to indicate your intentions to other road users.