Fractured collarbone jeopardises Alex Dowsett's hour record attempt

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Fractured collarbone puts Alex Dowsett hour record attempt in jeopardy

Brit crashes while out training in Essex; requires surgery

Alex Dowsett’s hour record attempt hangs in the balance after the Commonwealth Games time trial champion fractured his collarbone in training.

The Movistar man crashed while training in Essex and was transferred to hospital after complaining of pain in his right shoulder.

A training crash means Alex Dowsett will need surgery on a fractured collarbone. A decision on his scheduled hour record attempt is to be made in the near future (pic: Vaughn Ridley/SWpix.com)

Examinations have confirmed a fractured collarbone, for which Dowsett will undergo surgery on Thursday, though Movistar say a decision on the hour record has yet to be made.

Dowsett was scheduled to take on the attempt at Revolution at the Lee Valley VeloPark, London, on Friday February 27 as part of an evening of entertainment billed ‘The Perfect Hour’.

A media day scheduled at the velodrome for Tuesday January 20 has been cancelled and in a statement issued this morning, Dowsett’s team have said a decision will be taken on whether to postpone the hour record attempt, subject to medical examination and Dowsett’s own consideration, in the next few days.

Dowsett’s attempt was to follow Australian duo Jack Bobridge and Rohan Dennis’ own efforts to set a new mark, with current record holder Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling)’s distance of 51.852km the target to beat.

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