World Record in 4km Individual Pursuit
American Ashton Lambie has set a new, groundbreaking world record for the 4km individual pursuit of 3:59.930 in Aguascalientes Velodrome in Mexico, beating Italian Filippo Ganna’s former world record time; 4:01.934 set at the 2020 Berlin Track World Championships.
First Ever To Go Sub 4min
Asthon Lambie has always been inspired by Roger Bannister, who was the first man to break the 4-minute mark for the mile in 1954. So, when Asthon decided that he wanted to break Ganna’s world record, he also stated, that he wanted to break that sub-4-minute barrier.
A barrier that has been seen unbreakable for years. But as the equipment has gotten better and better, it has become more and more realistic to get below the otherwise adventurous barrier. And Lambie was in no doubt as to whether it would be possible:
“Less of a dream and, I believe, more of an inevitability”, says Ashton Lambie.
The Electron Pro TKO Pursuit
Ashton Lambie rode the Argon 18 Electron Pro Pursuit TKO frame with Zipp wheels special made for this frame.
Lambie rides with the Huub-Wattbike team that is working closely together with Wattshop and Notio in developing the fastest and most aerodynamic products on the market, which is successful looking at Lambie’s bike setup for the world record ride.
- Frame: Electron Pro Pursuit TKO
- Wheels: Zipp Super 9 discs
- Cockpit: Wattshop Anemoi Olympic Edition Pentaxia Cockpit
- Crank: Wattshop Cractus Aero cranks
- Chainring: Wattshop Cractus 64-tooth chainring paired to a 15-tooth sprocket
- Chain: KMC X101,
- Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
- Saddle: ISM PN 1.1 saddle
- Tirres: Vittoria Pista Oro
Photos: Kit Karzen