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Sosenka Breaks One-Hour Cycling World Record

Ondrej Sosenka of the Czech Republic has broken the one-hour cycling world record at the Olympic indoor cycling track in Moscow.

Sosenka rode a distance of 49.7 kilometers Tuesday, breaking the five year-old record of British rider Chris Boardman by some 259-meters. The Czech time trial specialist used a 3.2 kilogram wheel in his attempt. Once the rider gets the heavy wheel up to speed it is easier to keep it going.

The 29-year-old Sosenka was faster than Boardman from the beginning of the event, beating the Brit's time in the opening kilometer by nearly three (2.89) seconds.

Boardman set his distance of 49.442 kilometers in Manchester, England, on October 27, 2000.

Some information for this report provided by AP.