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Bridie O’Donnell breaks Hour record with 46.882km

Bridie O'Donnell breaks Hour record with 46.882km

Australian rider comfortably broke the 46.273km set last September Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell has beaten the Hour Record today, covering 46.882km in Adelaide’s Superdrome.

The 41-year-old, the first woman to try for the record this year, and the second Aussie woman to break the Hour since 2014, comfortably surpassed the 46.273km set in September by American rider Molly Shafer Van Houweling.

O’Donnell rode a steady pace of 19.1 to 19.3 seconds per lap of the 250m track.

"I can’t believe I broke a world record," she said.

"A lot of it is trying to not think about how you’re feeling and focusing on what you’re doing – that helps to distract you".

"How you feel is kind of irrelevant – you just have to have confidence in the plan."Yesterday, I had no confidence; I was really nervous."But today I felt a lot more calm and ready."One thing O’Donnell and 2015 Hour record breaker Sir Bradley Wiggins have in common is their high performance chain treated with Muc-Off’s special chain and lubricant combination.The company developed their own ‘ Chain Lube Optimisation Dynamometer’ to provide detailed quantitative data on the efficiency and durability of any lubricant and chain combination.The chain Wiggo used is reported to have […]

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