Matthias Brandle breaks world hour record

Austrian rider Matthias Brandle is successful in his attempt to break the world hour record in Switzerland.

Matthias Brandle has become the new holder of the world hour record, just 42 days after it had been broken by Jens Voigt.

The German, who has now retired from the sport, easily beat the previous mark but at a velodrome in Switzerland, Brandle has eclipsed his effort by 0.74 kilometres.

The 43-year-old is quoted as saying: "Now I feel really great, but during the race it was so hard.

"I knew after 30 minutes that I was going to succeed. The first minutes were easy and then I wanted to go a lot faster. Halfway through, things became more complicated and I started to feel pain."

Sir Bradley Wiggins has previously revealed that he will train during the winter in preparation for an attempt to set a new time at some point in 2015.

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