Britain’s Joscelin Lowden set the new women’s record for the hour at 48,405 kilometers at the Suisse Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland. The English rider, who races for the Drops-Le Col s / b Tempur, broke the previous record of 48,007 km held by Italian Vittoria Bussi since 2018.
“I feel relieved. I think I was a bit dramatic and it really worried me to the extreme, I had a lot of self-doubt, and actually, it wasn’t that bad, ”said Lowden, who set the record after competing in the World Road Championships in Flanders, Belgium. .
Lowden began her efforts with what she called a somewhat conservative, but fast pace, maintaining approximately 30,000 mph for the first 30 minutes and was consistently 10-17 seconds ahead of the previous record.
She increased her pace to just over 30,000 mph when she reached the start of the final 20 minutes, and then again, when she reached 15 minutes to go sitting 24 seconds ahead of the previous record.
When she entered the finals, Lowden accelerated her speed to 48.398 km / h in the final 10 minutes, and then was 26 seconds faster than the previous record, almost ensuring herself as the new female record holder of The time.
In recent World Cups in Belgium, Lowden was eighth in the time trial and fifth in the mixed relay event and retired in the road competition.