Seven-time Grand Tour winner, Alberto Contador (Spain), has set a new Everesting record in a time of 7 hours, 27 minutes and 20 seconds.
The record, set on Tuesday, July 7,(2020)on a steep,gently arcing segment of the climb of Silla del Rey in Castile and León, Spain, beats the mark recently set by Lachlan Morton (EF Pro Racing) by some two and a half minutes.
The 37-year-old Contador, who retired at the end of the 2017 season as one of the most successful Grand Tour riders of all-time, has clearly stayed in shape in his retirement.
The ‘Parte final – Silla del Rey’ segment on which he set the new record, averaging 13% over 0.96 km, required Contador to ride 78 laps to reach the altitude of Mount Everest.
To be safe, Contador took it up to 8,928m – a vertical gain achieved in a staggeringly succinct 139.35km.