Lambie exceeds Ganna's mark and falls below 4 minutes

The American pistard has become this Wednesday the first cyclist who manages to lower than four minutes in the distance. The record has not yet been recognized by the UCI.


The American cyclist Ashton Lambie has become the first cyclist to go down the 4-minute barrier on Wednesday in the four kilometers that make up the pursuit test on the velodrome in track cycling after stopping the clock in 3: 59.930 in the attempt made at the Aguascalientes velodrome (Mexico), where the altitude of the track influences and where the Belgian Victor Campenaerts achieved the hour record in April 2019 with a mark of 55,089.

USA Cycling, the United States Cycling Federation, thus confirmed the news through its social networks. "New world record !! Ashton Lambie has (unofficially) broken the world record for 4 kilometers with a standing start with a time of 3:59!" According to the specialized portal Track Piste Lambie has mounted a 64x15 development to achieve this feat in which it has completed each lap of the velodrome in 14.5 seconds on average.In this way, and waiting for the UCI to officially confirm the new record, Lambie surpasses the previous record achieved by the Italian Filippo Ganna, who stopped the clock in the pursuit test of the Berlin 2020 Track Cycling World Championships in 4: 01.934 during qualifying rounds in a championship in which the Italian took world gold ... after beating Lambie himself in the final. We will now see if Ganna, who recently achieved in Tokyo with the Italian team the world record for team pursuit (in addition to the Olympic gold in the modality), decides to assault the Lambie brand pending official confirmation.

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