Dowsett crashed whilst riding near his home in Essex, according to his Movistar team. X-rays confirmed a fracture to his right collarbone, putting his scheduled Hour Record attempt at the Lee Valley Velodrome in jeopardy.
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Before this setback, we spoke to Dowsett about his Hour Record attempt
Movistar says that Dowsett will undergo surgery.
A decision will be made in the coming days as to whether Dowsett will continue with his Hour Record attempt, reschedule it, or cancel it entirely, depending on his predicted recovery time.
“With regard to the #PerfectHour, the attempt has not been postponed or cancelled,” wrote Dowsett on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning. “We will see how surgery goes and then make a decision.”
“Every effort will be made by Movistar, our sponsors and I to make it happen, I’m truly grateful for all the support I have, thank you.”
According to an Instagram photo posted by Mark Cavendish on Tuesday, he and Dowsett were out riding together that day.