Robic breaks 24 hour record
On September 19th Slovenian ultracyclist Jure Robic, winner of this year’s RAAM (Race Across America), has broken Andreas Clavedertcher’s (Liechtenstein) 24-hour record of 813 km. Yes, you read that right. Robic’s new mark is an incredible 834.77 km (518.5 miles) which is an average of 34.78 km/h (21.6 mph). Not surprisingly Robic rode on a flat 17.44 km circuit in Moravske Toplice (Slovenia).
The current UK RRA record is P J Woodburn’s 494.25 miles set in 1982 and the current competition record (so it doesn’t count as a world record) is an incredible 525.07 miles set by Andy Wilkinson in 1997.
The CTT also has the current competition records (check out the 100 miles tandem record, wow!) .