|Voigt on the velodrome in Switzerland.|
The prestigious Hour Record was smashed by 43-year-old Jens Voigt with a record distance of 51.115 km. Voigt averaged just under 32 mph for the record setting ride. The previous record was set in 2005 by a rider from the Czech Republic, Ondrej Sosenka, with a distance under 50 km.
The Hour Record is always attempted indoors on a velodrome. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the governing body that oversees the rules and the records. The equipment rules have changed some through the years, but the race against the clock remains the same.