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#BreakingBrad – Dan Bigham breaks British Hour Record

Faster than Wiggins! Former age-group triathlete Dan Bigham was successful in his #BreakingBrad attempt to set a new British Hour Record

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That’s some ride for a former age-group triathlete – putting any sort of label on Dan Bigham is virtually impossible. Record breaker is another one to add to his collection.

On Friday at the Tissot Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland he surpassed the British Hour Record of none other than 2012 Tour de France champion and five-time Olympic gold medallist, Bradley Wiggins. The #BreakingBrad hashtag worked!

Elite track cyclist. Elite road cyclist. Author. Consultant. Aerodynamicist. Product designer. Inventor. Director. Bike fitter. Coach.

I’m absolutely certain that I’ve missed plenty of other notables too, for a man who seemingly lives in a parallel world with 48 hours / day to fit it all in. Truly, I don’t know how he manages to spin so many plates and seemingly never drop one.

Surpassing Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins covered a distance on 54.526km at the London Olympic Velodrome in June 2015 to set the, at the time, world record time.

The current best is Victor Campenaerts who covered 55.089 at altitude in Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2019. Victor was also formerly a triathlete!

On Friday, Dan surpassed the Wiggins mark, covering a provisional distance of 54.723km

Dan’s links with triathlon continue. He’s a consultant and product designer for HUUB with Alistair Brownlee and David McNamee among the many Pro triathletes he has helped with bike positioning and aerodynamics.

“It was actually really enjoyable. I paced it really well – I felt that I was on a good one. I knew exactly what times gaps I needed to maintain. ‘This is really good’ I was thinking.”

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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