Voigt sets new hour record

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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 4:57 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)said on Thursday.

The Trek Factory Racing rider beat the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005.

(Writing by Tim Collings, editing by Mark Meadows)