Bradley Wiggins set the new standard for the UCI Hour Record on Sunday, riding 54.526 kilometres on the Lee Valley Velodrome in London to beat the previous record of 52.937 set by Alex Dowsett in May.
“I’m glad it’s done. That’s the closest I will come to knowing what it’s like to have a baby. It’s tortuous. It’s such a relief and was such a build-up. We’ve been through so much, my wife and children know so much about air pressure now. It tops it off. To do everything and come here as an old man, I had such great memories here as a kid and to come here… It’s memorable. It’s done now. I always compare myself to the greats and I am just glad to be in the company of those guys. To get up there and do that… to put yourself on the line takes a lot of courage and it’s a mental game as much as anything.“