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"What I'd love to do is another hour record attempt. There's a lot of people who want me to do it within the team, but just getting it together is logistically difficult," 

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09.11.2016 @ 19:04 Posted by Joseph Doherty

Speaking with Cyclingnews at the Rouleur Classic in London, Alex Dowsett confirmed he is keen to have a second attempt at the Hour Record in order to try and beat Sir Bradley Wiggins’ time.


"What I'd love to do is another hour record attempt. There's a lot of people who want me to do it within the team, but just getting it together is logistically difficult," Dowsett told Cyclingnews at the Rouleur Classic in London, adding that the velodrome in Manchester is the most likely venue for another tilt at the hour.


Dowsett held the record after a successful effort last May, but his compatriot Wiggins smashed Dowsett’s distance of 52.397 by over 1500 metres.


"We'll attack it the same way we attacked the last one and just look to break it – no egos, no trying to prove how good we are. We just want to get that record and do it in the most conservative, risk-safe way as possible. We're not interested in putting on a big old show because it's a big mark," Dowsett said. "But it's in me. The numbers show that it's in me."


After a season that started out so disappointingly with illness taking him out of the Giro before the start and then not being fit enough to make Movistar’s Tour team, Dowsett enjoyed a better end to the year, winning another National TT title before taking his second career WorldTour win in the Tour de Pologne TT.


Dowsett says that with 2017 being a contract year, he wants to prove to his Spanish employers he can win TTs, as well as being a really good domestique in road races.


"I'm not really looking to move teams, I just want to prove to Movistar I'm worth a place on the team," he said. "I'm lucky being a time trialist, too, because if I do well in the WorldTour TTs, I can get points there. Every day there's a time trial, it's my opportunity, and then I'm more than happy to work in road races. Tactically I'm not as good as some others at winning road races, so I'm happy to be a workhorse there."




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