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December 17, 2014
Jack Bobridge, the world record holder of the individual pursuit, has announced that he’ll be tackling the Hour Record in 2015.
Jens Voigt set the new benchmark in his last outing as a professional cyclist but his effort was surpassed and the current record, held by Matthias Brandle, is 51.852km.
Bobridge, 25, recently signed for the Continental outfit Budget Forklifts in 2015, will set out to be the first Australian to hold the record.
After a mixed five years at WorldTour, Jack Bobridge has shifted his focus and will work towards what he hopes will be team pursuit gold on the track at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Bobridge, who was the national road race champion in 2011 and also took the individual and team pursuit world championship gold that season, further highlighted his class that year when he broke a record previously thought to be unbeatable.
At the Australian elite track championships he recorded a time of 4 minutes 10.534 seconds for the individual pursuit, beating Chris Boardman’s previous world record of 4 minutes 11.114.
Details of Bobridge’s attempt at the Hour Record will be announced tomorrow along with his preparation towards the event. Stay tuned for more details.