Notice that the Absolute Record beats Merckx'one only for 269 meters,
- Absolute record (classic bicycle): Ondrej Sosenka, July 19th 2005
on the track of Moscow, 49,700 km.
- Best performance in one hour ("free" bicycle): Chris Boardman,
6th September 1996 on the track of Manchester, 56,375 km.
but more than 30 years later ! More info on:
My hour record
Note that the very first History's hour record has been established by Henri Desgranges,
the creator of the world-famous Tour de France in 1893. He had ridden 35,325 km.