The previous Hour Record holder, Brit Dan Bigham, joined the INEOS Grenadiers as a Performance Engineer ahead of the 2022 season and has been working with the team and its partners to prepare for his own attempt earlier this year as well as Ganna’s.
Dan Bigham said: “A massive kudos to Filippo for that historic ride. I know the commitment, determination and work that’s needed to put in a performance like that. It's fantastic that this ambitious project came together on the night. Having my record beaten by Filippo was always part of the plan and it's great to have such a deserving teammate as the new record holder."
Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Team Principal said: “This is a much deserved honour for Filippo. It is a huge undertaking but he put in a massive effort and smashed it. And to have beaten Chris Boardman’s benchmark time is something very special to us as well, it was something we all secretly hoped to achieve and which reaffirms just how great an athlete Filippo is. To have two INEOS Grenadiers break the record this year is incredible and is down to the dedication of Filippo, Dan, the wider team and our partners.
“As INEOS Grenadiers, we are always looking to push forward, go faster, ride further and be better. Tonight’s achievement is the epitome of that attitude and approach. The UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot is a prestigious event that not only tests the rider but also the technology, equipment and innovation from the team and our partners including Pinarello, Bioracer and Kask. This is a huge achievement for everyone involved and we are incredibly proud.”