UPDATE (14/01/2015): Alex Dowsett will undergo surgery after fracturing his collarbone in a training crash. A decision on the Hour Record attempt is to be made in due course.
Alex Dowsett’s UCI Hour Record attempt will be broadcast live on Eurosport on Friday February 27.
The Commonwealth Games time trial champion announced his intention to take on the record before Christmas, and the Movistar man’s attempt will now be beamed live from London next month.
Eurosport – who will broadcast 1800 hours of cycling in 2015 – also showed Jens Voigt’s successful attempt in September last year.
And the former three-time national time trial champion will hope to follow the German legend’s lead and claim the record for himself at the Lee Valley VeloPark.
Part of the Revolution Series weekend, Dowsett’s attempt – part of an evening of racing billed “The Perfect Hour” – is one of two taking place during the event.
Dame Sarah Storey will also try and break the women’s hour record, while fellow Brit Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his attempt later in the summer will also be televised – with details to be confirmed.
Matthias Brandle – who joined Dowsett in the memorable, successful stage six break at the Tour of Britain – is the current hour record holder but Australian duo Jack Bobridge and Rohan Dennis will both be taking on his mark of 51.852km before the Essex man does.
Eurosport’s coverage will include interviews with guests from 6.45pm, with Dowsett’s attempt starting at 7pm.