Boardman on a roll

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Chris Boardman raced to a record victory in Switzerland yesterday, two days after completing a world record double at the Manchester Velodrome.

Averaging 44.58kph, he won the Vogeli Memorial time trial at Liestal in 39min 50sec, 1min 21sec faster than the two-year-old record of Switzerland's Tony Rominger. It was also Rominger's mark that Boardman smashed by more than a kilometre when he took the world hour record on Friday with 56.375km.

Before Boardman finished, Oskar Camenzind of Switzerland had trimmed 8sec from Rominger's record. But Camenzind knew his record would be short-lived as he watched Boardman overhaul the German Udo Bolts, who had started 4min before him. Boardman's second and final lap over a hilly course was 27sec faster than his first circuit.

Boardman, who two weeks ago won the world 4,000m pursuit crown in a world record of 4min 11.114sec, heads for Lugano in Switzerland next month for the world time trial championship.