Alex Dowsett back in Hour Record training after operation

Hour Record training resumes for Alex Dowsett after successful surgery on Thursday to repair his collarbone

Hour Record hopeful Alex Dowsett has wasted no time in getting back into training for his attempt at the iconic track cycling mark after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured collarbone.

The 26-year-old sustained the badly-timed injury as a result of a training accident near his home in Essex last Tuesday, and underwent surgery on Thursday.

Just seven days after the original incident, Dowsett is back on his home trainer in preparation for his Hour attempt - and giving the camera a thumb's up.

"Alex Dowsett is already on the trainer," said his Movistar team via Twitter. "Just seven days after his collarbone fracture. This is why cyclists are heroes!"

Dowsett and Movistar are still hoping to make the record attempt on February 27 at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London. Both are waiting to see how his injury heals, and whether his fitness is still on track after the enforced break.

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