PARIS – Victor Campenaerts will attack Bradley Wiggins’ one-hour world record on April 16 or 17 on at altitude in Aguascalientes in Mexico, his Lotto team said on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Belgian is the European time trial champion, and finished in third place in the event at the last world championships in Innsbruck.
British track specialist Wiggins rode 54.526km in 60 minutes when he set the record in London on June 7, 2015.
After tests at the Swiss velodrome in Granges, Campenaerts has been training at altitude in Namibia this winter with an eye on the world record.
He plans to ride the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in March, and arrive in Mexico three weeks before his attempt.