Filippo Ganna, the new Superman, beats Boardman’s 1996 Hour Record with 56,792

Filippo Ganna makes his Hour Record attempt on October 8, 2022 in Grenchen

In the most highly anticipated attempt in recent history, time trial powerhouse Filippo Ganna did more than shatter the UCI Hour Record on his first attempt, he smashed the farthest distance ever covered on a bike in the discipline, covering 56.792 kilometers on the velodrome in Grenchen , Switzerland on Saturday evening.

In a super-human, superlative-defying performance, Ganna’s astounding distance covered exceeded the performance of Hour Record legend Chris Boardman, whose 1996 mark of 56,375 was relegated to the archives when the UCI revised the Hour Record regulations in 2014, by over 400 meters , unofficially.

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