Ellen van Dijk sets cycling world record

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Ellen van Dijk set a track cycling world record on Monday, racing 49.254km in an hour to surpass Joss Lowden’s old record by 848 metres.

The Dutchwoman, 35, is a former scratch world champion and a time-trial expert.

“This is actually quite different from a time-trial,” she stated following her achievement at Granges in Switzerland.

“For an hour you just see a thick black line on the track. It’s a real challenge and I spoke a great deal with the team psychologist.”

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