WATCH AGAIN: Disley’s Dame Sarah Storey misses out on hour record bid

Dame Sarah Storey
Dame Sarah Storey
  • Disley paralympian misses out on UCI women’s hour world record
  • Attempt took place at Lee Valley VeloPark track on Saturday
  • Storey rode 45.502km, just short of existing record of 46.065km

Cycling star Dame Sarah Storey has failed in her bid to break the women’s hour record.

Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, from Disley, attempted the challenge during round five of the Revolution series on Saturday at the Lee Valley VeloPark track, which was used during the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Challenging Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel’s record of 46.065km, which has stood since 2003, 11-times Paralympic champion Storey managed 45.502km.

After a positive start, the 37-year-old dropped off the pace, and despite a valiant fightback near the end she was unable to turn it around.

Despite missing out on the UCI record, Storey set a British and Paralympian C5 best times.