Alex Dowsett's Hour Record attempt hits major setback after he fractures collarbone

Training crash results in Alex Dowsett fracturing his right collarbone; Hour Record attempt on February 27 may be postponed

Alex Dowsett in lead, Tour of Britain 2014 stage six

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Alex Dowsett's Hour Record attempt on February 27 has hit a major setback after he sustained a fractured collarbone as a result of a training accident on Tuesday.

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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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.