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Alex Dowsett back in training for Hour record attempt

Movistar rider takes to home trainer just one week after breaking collarbone

Alex Dowsett is back training for his scheduled Hour record attempt at the end of next month, just one week after breaking his collarbone when he crashed on his bike.

Yesterday, the 26-year-old’s Movistar team tweeted photographs of Dowsett, who underwent surgery at the Royal London Hospital on Thursday, showing him riding on a home trainer.


In a video released by Movistar on Friday, Dowsett said the surgery had gone well and that he, his team and sponsors were “trying as hard as we can to make the Perfect Hour on the 27th of February still work.”

The record attempt is due to take place on the evening of Friday 27 February at the Lee Valley VeloPark as part of the Revolution Series and tickets can be bought here.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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