The Brit Alex Dowsett of Team Movistar will challenge the Hour Record at Manchester Velodrome on the 2nd of May. He will try to beat the current record of 52,491 km, set by Rohan Dennis (BMC) in Grenchen (Switzerland) on the 8th of February 2015.
Dowsett already wanted to challenge the Hour Record at the end of January, but could not stick to his initial plan because of a crash during a training session resulting in a broken collarbone.
However, the Movistar rider stayed calm and kept his focus, so that only a few days after his surgery, he was back on the bike again and presents himself in a fantastic shape for the attempt.
Fighting against the clock, every watt counts, so until recently Dowsett’s hour record team was improving the material and the aerodynamics at Drag2Zero Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 wind tunnel in Brackley.
At the 2nd of May, Alex Dowsett has to “feel the right pace”, as he is not allowed to use a bike computer showing him speed and power during the record attempt. The more important it was for him to train with his power2max Type S and to analyse his power data in order to internalize the feeling fort he right pace.
#PerfectHour – the material
Dowsett will challenge the record on his Canyon Speedmax WHR, especially developed for the Hour Record. The Speedmax WHR is equipped with a Campagnolo wheel set, with Continental Tires and the power2max Type S Campagnolo 2015.
#PerfectHour – the facts:
The facts of the #PerfectHour:
Date: 2nd of May 2015
Location: Manchester Velodrome
Time: 13 h (UTC)
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There will also be a live broadcast on Eurosport for Australian fans!