Cycling: Matthias Brandle sets new world hour record - breaking record set last month

Austrian time-trial champion Matthias Brandle form Swiss team IAM cycling during his world hour record attempt at the UCI World Cycling Centre's velodrome in Aigle, southwestern Switzerland, on Oct 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Austrian time-trial champion Matthias Brandle form Swiss team IAM cycling during his world hour record attempt at the UCI World Cycling Centre's velodrome in Aigle, southwestern Switzerland, on Oct 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Austrian cyclist Matthias Brandle set a new world hour record on Thursday, with his 51.85km effort adding more than 700m to the old mark set by Germany's Jens Voigt last month.

The three-time Austrian time-trial champion set the new record at Switzerland's Aigle velodrome rather than using the Granges track where German Voigt set 51.115km on Sept 18.

"I knew after 30 minutes that I was going to succeed," said the 24-year-old.

"The first minutes were easy and then I wanted to go a lot faster. Halfway through, things became more complicated and I started to feel pain.

"I am very happy with the result."