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Wiggins to Make Hour Record Attempt on Mallorca

Rumours of a planned record attempt in 2015 at the Palma Arena Velodrome

featured in News & reviews Author Pam Williamson, Mallorca Editor Updated

An event such as this would bring thousands of fans to the Island of Mallorca in peak holiday season. As yet a date has not been released.

According to newspaper reports in Diario de Mallorca, Sir Bradley Wiggins has shown interest in the record attempt for the hour which is currently held by Matthias Brändle with a distance of 51.85km. Sources have said that at a recent event to celebrate Wiggins' victory in the World Championship time trial, Wiggins and Joan Llaneras (Director of the Palma Arena) have agreed in principal to the attempt taking place in July or August 2015.

The Island of Mallorca is a popular training spot for many athletes and cyclists in particular. Wiggins uses the Island as a regular training base and has already won at the Palma velodrome track, having won the World individual pursuit title back in 2007.

It is thought that his move back towards track racing is in preparation for the Olympics in Rio in 2016. But before any of these events of course there is the Paris-Roubaix in the spring 2015 which he currently training for and hopes for the win!

We will keep you posted of any updates or confirmations that Sir Bradley Wiggins will take on this record attempt on Mallorca so that you can get your tickets booked!