The world’s top 10 fastest cyclists
A record 10 world-class sprinters took to the roads at the same time on Saturday, as the world’s fastest men and women set a new world record.
The women’s sprinters set a time of 2:04.94 at the Giro Rosa.
They beat out the men’s time of 3:05.16, by a further 0.3 seconds.
The world record for fastest time of a sprinter is set by the French women’s team of Elisa Longo Borghini and Gabriele Marcotte.
The men’s men’s sprinter Timo Scheppelli, who is the defending world champion, set a world record of 2.97 seconds at the La Course.
He beat out former world record holder Mark Cavendish’s time by 0.7 seconds.
The World Cycling Union said the record of the fastest time for a man and a woman had been set.
The women were the first to set a personal best at the race, after their time of 1:06.49 beat out Andrea Barguil’s 1:08.55 in the same race in 2014.
Earlier, the sprinters’ men’s and women’s record times of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 53 seconds were broken by the men, who set a record of 1 hour, 22 minutes and 46 seconds.
At the Tour of Flanders, the men finished third in the women’s classification with a time in the range of 2h 46min, 53sec.
It was the fastest finish in Flanders history.
At the race in Belgium, the women set the fastest world time of 4h 52min, 20sec.