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Filippo Ganna breaks 4,000 Meter World Record

Here's the report from the Sticky Bottle web site:

Filippo Ganna is now very close to becoming the first cyclist in history to break four minutes for the men’s individual pursuit after breaking the world record twice in one day today.

Filippo Ganna

Filippo Ganna going fast at this year's Tour of Provence. Sirotti photo.

At the World Cup in Minsk on Sunday, Ganna did 4:04.252 in the 4km event, breaking the record Ashton Lambie set last year.

The American set a new record of 4:05.423 at altitude in Bolivia last September.

Not content with set the new marker in qualifying today, Ganna went even faster in the gold medal ride off against John Archibald (Team GB), with 4:02.647.

The individual pursuit is no longer an Olympic event and the world record has been broken very few times in the last couple of decades.

In 1996 Chris Boardman smashed the record of Andrea Collinelli (Italy); lowering his record by more than nine seconds to 4:11.114. Like Ganna today, Boardman broke the record twice.

You can read the entire report here.

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