(Reuters) – Italian rider Vittoria Bussi has broken the women’s UCI hour record, surpassing the mark set by American Evelyn Stevens.
Bussi completed 48.007km at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico, 1,800m above sea level.
She beat Steven’s record, set in 2016, by 27 meters.
Bussi, a former international track and field athlete who competed in the world cross country championships, had made an attempt on the record last year but fell 400m short.
She is only the fifth woman to attempt the record since the UCI revised the rules in 2014, having previously prohibited the…