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Bobridge beats Boardman’s world record.

bobridge1Australia’s Jack Bobridge (Team Garmin-Cervélo) has claimed one of track cycling’s biggest prizes today when he beat Chris Boardman’s 15-year-old world record for the 4km pursuit.

British rider Boardman set a world record of 4min 11.114sec for the 16-lap event at the world championships in 1996 using a ‘superman’ aerodynamic position, which was subsequently banned.

Bobridge, the Australian road race champion who is also one of his country’s biggest talents on the track, knocked more than half a second off the mark when he scorched to a time of 4:10.534 in qualifying for the event.

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