Just a couple of minutes ago he made it! Matthias Brändle is now the new Hour Record holder with 51,852 km. Matthias set up a good pace from the very beginning, and was already 15 seconds ahead of Jens Voigts previous time after 10 minutes of cycling, and at highest over one minute ahead. That was reduced to just below a minute ahead and at the end Matthias made a great effort by almost reaching the 52 km mark.
Just over a month ago a big event took place. It was the farewell of Jens Voigts career, with his attempt on the Hour Record. For you who don't know, the hour record is nothing less than riding all out during 60 minutes and the result is your distance. And a new record he did, Voigt pedaled 51,110 km during one hour. Now, that record is being aimed at by Matthias Brändle and IAM Cycling. A serious attempt that is.