Olympic and world time trial silver medallist, Gustav Larsson, announces he will attempt the UCI Hour Record at the Manchester Revolution Series on March 14
The Revolution Series will see another Hour Record attempt in its final leg in Manchester on March 14, as Olympic silver medallist Gustav Larsson announces his bid.
The 34-year-old Swede, who finished second in the Beijing 2008 time trial, followed it up with a silver medal at the following year’s World Championships.
Currently riding for Danish Pro Continental squad Cult Energy Pro Cycling, Larsson arguably made his name with Team CSC between 2008 and 2011, winning the time trial at the Giro d’Italia in 2010 and finishing 14th overall in the Italian race in 2008.
“I am very confident of breaking the Swedish Hour Record but it is the world record I am after” he commented. “I think it will be possible – it will not be easy but I am feeling ready for the challenge!”
“I was inspired to try for the Hour Record when I was trying to heal my broken back last year. It was one of the goals to get back on the bike and to look forward to through the rehab and winter training.”
“When I heard about the Dowsett and Storey attempts at the Revolution Series meet at London I thought it was a super concept! It looked like the perfect venue to do my attempt at the last round and on the historically fast track in Manchester so we contacted the organisers”.
The Revolution meeting in London in February saw Dame Sarah Storey fall just short of breaking the women’s Hour Record, while Alex Dowsett was due to attempt the men’s record on the Friday before injury forced him to withdraw.
Larsson faces a tough task to break Rohan Dennis’ mark of 52.491km, as Thomas Dekker found in Mexico on February 25, falling just a lap short.
Tickets are available for Revolution and the UCI Hour Record attempt, which will take place after the afternoon session on Saturday, on www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling See Tickets on 0844 854 2016.