The UCI has announced that Joscelin Lowden of Great Britain will make an attempt at the Hour Record on 30 September at the Tissot Velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland.
The current women’s record for the longest distance covered in one hour is 48.007km, set by Italian Vittoria Bussi on 13 September 2018 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Joscelin Lowden, currently 33 years of age, rides for DROPS – Le Col p/b Tempur, and previously won bronze in the team time trial mixed relay at the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire. This year she won the GC and mountains classification at the Tour de Féminin in the Czech Republic.
Joscelin Lowden: “I’m really pleased to be able to officially announce I am planning an attempt to break the UCI Hour Record timed by Tissot at the end of September this year. It’s an idea that’s been in the making for some time and with the support of Le Col and Wattshop, I’m now in a place to be able to make the attempt. Vittoria Bussi has set a high bar with her record at altitude, but I trust with the support and right preparation I should be able to give the record a good nudge.”
Lowden will be adding her name to this list of previous attempts at the modern-day record, and hoping to take the record off Vittoria Bussi.
- September 2018: Vittoria Bussi (ITA), Aguascalientes, 48.007km
- February 2016: Evelyn Stevens (USA), Colorado Springs, 47.980km
- January 2016: Bridie O’Donnell (AUS), Adelaide, 46.882km
- September 2015: Molly Shaffer-Van Houweling (USA), Aguascalientes, 46.273km