The Lotto Soudal rider has sacrificed the winter and the first part of his 2019 season for his Hour Record attempt, convinced that riding at altitude on the Aguascalientes indoor velodrome in Mexico can give him an edge and help him set a new Hour Record.
Campenaerts’ record attempt is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CET to maximise attention at home in Belgium, where it will be broadcast live on Sporza. Cyclingnews will have full coverage of his attempt to break the sport’s blue ribbon record.
“The moment of truth is getting closer. My body is totally ready for it. Mentally, I am pretty relaxed due to the perfect preparation,” Campenaerts said in a final message via the Lotto Soudal team.
“The tough training sessions are over; now it is important to still stimulate the muscles a bit. In terms of nutrition, it is time for carbo-loading, which means eating as many carbohydrates as possible.
“My schedule is minutely planned. Meanwhile, my body has completely adapted to the special biorhythm: getting up at 5:00 and going to sleep at 20:00 is very easy now. One more day and the time has come. I am ready.”
The 18th attempt
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