Ellen van Dijk convincingly beats the UCI Hour Record

Ellen van Dijk convincingly beats the UCI Hour Record

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ellen van Dijk has today beaten the UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot, covering the distance of 49.254 kilometres on the track at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen (Switzerland).

This exceptional performance by the 2021 time trial UCI World Champion sees the Dutch rider from the UCI Women’s WorldTeam Trek – Segafredo better the record of 48.405 km established by Great Britain’s Joscelin Lowden on the same Tissot Velodrome on 30 September 2021.

After her achievement, Ellen van Dijk declared: “When I started I saw the black line and I saw that for 190 something laps I think. At the beginning… I did exactly what we wanted to do. If I did great I wanted to accelerate in the second part but instead of that I slowed down a little bit.

“At 45 minutes I thought ‘OK I need to accelerate’. I thought I was accelerating but I think I was only slowing down. That meant that this was it for today and I am very happy that I broke the record.”

Women’s UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot:

  • 23.05.2022: Ellen van Dijk (NED), Tissot Velodrome, Grenchen (SUI), 49.254 km
  • 30.09.2021: Joscelin Lowden (GBR), Tissot Velodrome, Grenchen (SUI), 48.405km
  • 13.09.2018: Vittoria Bussi (ITA), Velodromo Bicentenario, Aguascalientes (MEX), 48.007km
  • 27.02.2016: Evelyn Stevens (USA), Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome (USA), 47.980km 
  • 22.01.2016: Bridie O’Donnell (AUS), Adelaide’s Super-Drome (AUS), 46.882km
  • 12.09.2015: Molly Shaffer Van Houweling (USA), Velodromo Bicentenario, Aguascalientes (MEX), 46.273km

The men’s UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot is held by Belgian Victor Campenaerts, who covered 55.089 km at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes (Mexico) on 16 April 2019.