WATCH: Germany Cyclist Jens Voigt Beats the Hour Record

The esteemed cyclist has proven that hard work and perseverance pay off

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Named by his fans as the ‘Chuck Norris of cycling’, German cyclist, Jens Voigt has proven himself in setting a new benchmark in one of cycling's greatest disciplines, the Hour Record. Voigt beat out the record held by British Olympic champion Chris Boardman who set it with 49.441 km. Voigt, who just turned 43, beat the record by 1.415 meters at a total 51.115 kilometers at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen.

The event was broadcast live on Eurosport, and with the help of his famous catchphrase, “shut up legs”, this respected rider has finally done it. You can re-watch the exciting world record below. 


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