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“After 10 minutes I knew it all: I’m going to anyway break’

Victor Campenaerts get powdery world hour record Bradley Wiggins

“After 10 minutes I knew it all: I’m going to anyway break’

Victor Campenaerts swept yesterday in Mexico, the world hour record Bradley Wiggins of the talbellen and set the standard to 55,089 km.

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Victor Campenaerts put in an hour 55,089 kilometres. afp

Victor Campenaerts get powdery world hour record Bradley Wiggins

“After 10 minutes I knew it all: I’m going to anyway break’

Victor Campenaerts swept yesterday in Mexico, the world hour record Bradley Wiggins of the talbellen and set the standard to 55,089 km.

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Aguascalientes‘Allez men. Say the moar e.’ Victor Campenaerts was but two minutes of his bike stepped on and already had passion in a rain of questions. As if he just 220 laps of 55 km per hour had cycled on the Velodromo Bicentenario. As if he had not waived ‘The first half-hour was super fun. Everything was to your liking. After ten minutes I already knew: whatever happens, I’m going to record here break. Afterwards began the pain. My legs were full of acid. As I was now on my bum feel, which is exactly petrified.’

In the slotronden came his curves are not eligible for schoonheidsprijzen, but also there seemed to be an hour long, no problem. In one of his first laps he drove a super fast 16’02. After three quarters of an hour he experienced two difficult minutes with a round of 16’52 as an outlier, but his last lap was his fastest with 15’92. ‘On the character. As always, in my time trials. The first three quarters I try to be stylistically as good as possible on the bike. The rest is up to nature.’

The speaker during the world hour record was Luis Villacana. When the old man after Campenaerts came to congratulate and be told that he was there in 1972 there was one of them, when Merckx in Mexico City, the world hour record had caught, shining Campenaerts. He is now in the list of Coppi, Indurain, Merckx, and bradley Wiggins. “I must not be silly about doing it: I’m the strange duck in the bite. But I’m there yet, but nicely in between. That I the record of Wiggins break, I think even more than that I the border up to 55 kilometres break. 55 km/h is keisnel. Drive another 55 km/h with the car, stick your head outside and you know how it feels. But Wiggins is a champion, and I am now a little bit. I hope that in the future there is still a lot of attacks will come in my time. It would be a pity if it should discipline a quiet death to die. It would be nice if there are a lot of other riders their teeth stukbijten on my time.’

Stress is like coffee

“I must not be silly about doing it: I’m the strange duck in the bite. But I’m there anyway but nice’

Victor Campenaerts

Current world champion Rohan Dennis has already announced an attempt to do. Also Tom Dumoulin, Geraint Thomas and Stefan Küng have the correct profile. All four are the supertalenten. A category of Campenaerts not belong to, but the Acquisition has through hard work and his maniacal urge to aerodynamic perfection, however that gap with the world’s best loudspeakers. He called the attempt is not for nothing that the best-prepared werelduurrecordpoging from the history. “I’m never nervous. I am actually better of stress. It gives me the same effect as coffee: I fly it. While I like minimal on the zwemkampioenschappen always tenonderging by the stress.”

That Campenaerts also on the bike has come a long way, was when father Gino us eergisteravond invited to get together something to eat. In his speech he thanked when ex-national coach of the promises of Jean-Pierre Dubois. ‘He selected Victor in 2012 for the first for a european CHAMPIONSHIP. Victor was 39th on more than two minutes. Afterwards said Dubois: Victor, a time trial is not a sprint, eh. But a year later, he selected Victor again and he was European champion. Had Dubois – is actually without a justifiable reason – not so hard as believed in him, then had Victor here now never been.’

Son Victor had a longer thank you is in store. He thanked his team, Lotto-Soudal, his trainer, doctor, caregiver, supervisor and also the people present of the administration. “I don’t want to know what dirty work they have to deal with that.’

Pancake with Stig

When the new werelduurrecordhouder after the award ceremony for the first time got to hear that the evening before his attempt a blackout and was the roof had collapsed, he realized that he even more: “I enjoy tremendously. If you are a racing cyclist during the season, a pint of see drink, then you know that he is very happy. A Corona is, it is a pity, but that we take it. But I most enjoyed the preparation. For three weeks I have here a god felt. It was a happy feeling that everyone gave me such good support. Yesterday, I also have a message received from Stig Broeckx. Stig, as promised, we are going to soon eat a pancake in the pannenkoekenboot of Dessel. But first a little bit to enjoy. Allez young. I, Victor Campenaerts, just the best of the world.” Belgian cycling history, and then at 27 his best years still to come.

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