Manchester’s National Cycling Centre to hold UCI Hour Record attempt on Saturday, May 2 after Essex-based rider’s complete recovery
Movistar Team is pleased to announce that Alex Dowsett will attempt to break the UCI Hour Record following a successful recovery from the broken collarbone he sustained in January, which forced him to postpone his scheduled challenge in London on February 27th. The new attempt will be held at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Saturday, May 2, at 14.00 CEST.
The UCI Hour Record attempt, still named The #PerfectHour, is supported by Movistar Team partners Canyon, Endura and Power2Max. Extensive R&D and hours of testing have gone into creating an innovative setup that will help lay down a new marker. Dowsett will ride the Speedmax WHR, a bike specifically created to break the record, as well as using a number of new parts and components developed using the very latest technology currently available.
“I'm thrilled to be back on track to attempt the #PerfectHour,” explains Dowsett. “Breaking my collarbone whilst in such good form was a real disappointment, but I healed 100% and didn't lose much form through it all. Manchester will be a fantastic location and it'll be an honour for me to attempt the record on the same boards as Chris Boardman.”
Tickets for The #PerfectHour are already available. Details on press accreditations and TV broadcast will be announced shortly.