Nici Walde is the new 24-hour World Record holder in velomobile. Within 24 hours, she rode exactly 1,088 kilometres in her recumbent bicycle with full fairing and set a new women’s HPV world record (Human Powered Vehicles e.V.). The athlete managed 227 laps covered at the Opel Test Center Dudenhofen – track record!

No other woman has ever covered a greater distance powered solely by her own physical strength in this time span. We at Opel have done our best to support this ambitious and exceptional athlete. This is also made very clear by our motto #WeBelieve. Not only her team, but also numerous Opel employees and fans supported Nici Walde on site during her extreme ride. The most successful bobsleigh pilot at the Winter Olympics, André Lange and two-time Olympic quadruple scull champion, rower Karl Schulze, both kept their fingers crossed for Nici Walde. Opel brand ambassador and winner of the 24-hour races at Le Mans and the Nürburgring Joachim “Jockel” Winkelhock was also on site. Because they all know what it means to dare to attempt the almost impossible while always believing in yourself.

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