Mexico – American Sarah Hammer
set a new world record
in the women’s 3,000-meter individual pursuit while competing at the 2010 Pan American Championships
in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Hammer rode her Felt TK1
to the incredible time of 3:22.269, smashing the old record, set by Sarah Ulmer of New Zealand at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, by more than two seconds.
Hammer’s record-breaking ride came in the qualifying round of competition. She went on to win the gold medal
in the final, beating Maria Luisa Calle of Colombia. Pan American Cycling Championships
Aguascalientes, MexicoWomen’s Individual Pursuit Final1. Sarah Hammer (USA)
2. Maria Luisa Calle (Col)
3. Dalila Rodriguez (Cuba)
4. Soia Arreola (Mex)