Voigt sets new hour record in cycling

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Reuters: German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider beat the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005. Radioshack-Nissan rider Jens Voigt speaks to the media before the start of the 16th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Bagneres-de-Luchon, 18 July 2012 – File photo/Reuters