Austrian ultra cyclist Christoph Strasser has cycled 1,026.215 kilometers in 24 hours, setting a new world record. A penalty average of 42.75 km/h.
The 38-year-old Strasser thus surpassed the previous record of 914 kilometers thanks to an average speed of 42.75 kilometers per hour. The ultra cyclist had to ride for many hours in the pouring rain on the 7.6-kilometer circuit in Zeltweg, Austria.
“Without the bad weather, even more, would have been possible,” said a very relaxed Strasser after crossing the finish line. He also had to deal with two flat tires. According to the calculations of his team, the athlete consumed 14,400 calories.
The Austrian was not ready for his test piece: he is a six-time winner of the Race Across America (RAAM). He claims to have completed some 40 long-distance races, including 18 solo 24-hour races.