Germany’s Michael Teuber has smashed the Para-cycling C1 hour world record to set the 10th world record of his career so far.
The 50-year-old, five-time Paralympic champion managed to cover 42.583 kilometres in 60 minutes at Berlin’s Velodrome during the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Cup.
Pacing his ride well, the man who also holds the world record over 4,000 metres, and previously held the records at 3,000m and 200m as well, managed to accelerate in the second-half.
"I had to pace my own euphoria but was quicker than scheduled anyway," he said.
“Then I raised the speed and approached my limit.
“In the last 15 minutes, I gave all I had.
“It was an extremely intense race.
"It is impossible to rest and the final was truly hard."
Teuber, a 20-time world champion, held the previous record as well, which was set in 2005.
He broke it by 3.2km.
"That is much more than I hoped," Teuber added.
"I am very satisfied, because I tested and extended my limits by this challenge."
He said it marked the perfect end to his 2018 season.
Teuber took up the sport following a car crash in 1987 that left him semi-paraplegic.
Today he can only walk and ride with orthopaedic braces on both feet.