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by Mark Zalewski
March 8, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bennett wins Paris-Nice, stage 3; An interview with Paul Kimmage: Team Sky’s charade has been exposed; “I was officially burnt out”: Time to stop and look at the bigger picture; Noticeable split among Team Sky riders in voicing support of Brailsford; Gianni Savio continues fight for Giro invite; Janse van Rensburg abandons Paris-Nice after crash; Colorado Classic to be televised, streamed; Rupert Guinness to race across Australia; Second attempt at Year Record for rider two years after first try ended in crash; Research finds air pollution worse for drivers than cyclists on London roadway; 2017 Paris-Nice, stage 3 highlights; No Ordinary Night Film Contest 2016/17 – The Winners.
Briton Steve Abraham is attempting to break the record for highest mileage ridden in a year, a record that was recently set in January 2016 when American Kurt Searvogel rode 76,076 miles (122,432km), breaking the long-standing record of 75,065 miles (120,805km) set by Tommy Godwin in 1939.
Ironically Abraham had already set out to break the 1939 record two years ago, but was thwarted when a crash with a moped three months into his attempt left him with a broken ankle.
He recently set the record for highest distance ridden in a month, riding 7104.3 miles (11,433.3km) last September.
Abraham is posting all of his rides on Strava, and already has 812.2 miles (1307.1km) since starting on 4 March.
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