Boardman used what is known as the "Superman" position, as shown in this image.
This position has been deemed to be against the rules by the UCI. Compare it to the position that Wiggins had on the bike, shown here.
His arms are not as outstretched, and therefore it is not as aerodynamic.
The superman position was first used in the hour record attempt by Graeme Obree as shown here.
There's been a large history and debate over what the rules should be. If you are interested, you should watch The Flying Scotsman which is about Graeme Obree's run in with the UCI and regulations. It seems there is even some controversy over Bradly Wiggins' record, as he used custom made 3D printed handlebars when breaking the record. As per UCI rules, all parts must be production and commercially available. Apparently they do have 3D printed bars commercially available, but they are all one-off and have to be customed ordered to fit the rider.