November 7th, 1942. Fausto Coppi rounds the bank at the Velodromo Vigorelli aboard his Legnano (there are some rumors it was built by Faliero Masi) for a successful attack on the hour record distance. At the end, he would set the new standard at 45.798km.





Below is a sampling of the lap times of interest:




1 km
01:17
2 km
02:36
3 km
03:53
4 km
05:12
5 km
06:30
10 km
13:02
15 km
19:35
20 km
26:08
Half Hour Mark
22.946km
25 km
32:41
30 km
39:14
35 km
45:47
40 km
52:19
45 km
58:51
Hour Mark
45.871 km, later corrected to 45.798 km

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