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Amazing news! Twenty-one year old Jack Bobridge has smashed Chris Boardman's “unbeatable” record time in the 4000-meter Individual Pursuit at Dunc Gray Velodrome during the Australian National Chamionships — setting a new World Record time of 4:10.534.

Chris Boardman’s previous record was set in fifteen years ago in 1996 at 4:11.114 — however it is not recognized by the UCI as Boardman had used the now-banned Superman position to achieve it (see pic below). So for fifteen years, Boardman’s unattainable super-record has stood. Up until today, the closest anyone had to Boardman’s time was Bobridge’s previous World Record timing at 4:14.427 set last year (ironically, that time was also beaten today at Australian Nationals). That’s four seconds outside the margin set today!

So if Chris Boardman was Superman, then I guess that means Jack Bobridge is Kryptonite. Big congratulations, Jackie! Amazing.

The only shame with this news is that the Individual Pursuit event has recently been removed from the Olympic and consequentially is barely even competed at World Cup events this year. Does that mean Jack Bobridge might be the final Individual Pursuit World Record holder?

Read more about Bobridge’s reactions to his new World Record at Cycling News.

Krupeckaite Sets 200m World Record

Lithuanian track cyclist Simona Krupeckaite set a new World Record for the Women’s Flying 200m TT at 10.793 seconds. That’s almost 67 kilometers per hour. The previous record of 10.831 seconds had stood for just over 17 years.

Krupeckaite set the new record during the 2010 Grand Prix Of Moscow sprint qualification last weekend at Krylatskoye Velodrome. New records were expected to be set during this past weekend of racing in Moscow. During last year’s competition, Kevin Sireau broke the 200m TT World Record (previously held by Theo Bos). Moscow’s 333m velodrome is becoming legendary as being a very FAST track.

Of course, Krupeckaite went on to win the Women’s Sprint tournament in Moscow. She also holds the Women’s 500m TT World Record and is the current World Champion in the Women’s Keirin.

See full results from the 2010 Grand Prix Of Moscow here.

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