Alex Dowsett's Perfect Hour: reaction and pictures

Alex Dowsett broke Rohan Dennis's Hour Record, setting a mark of 52.937km in Manchester. Michael Hutchinson caught up with him afterwards

Photo: Russ Ellis

“I wish people hadn’t told me how hard it was going to be,” said Alex Dowsett after setting a new world Hour mark of 52.937 km, adding 446m to the record of Australian, Rohan Dennis.

“I was scared of the suffering. I was expecting it to be horrendous, and it was only terrible. The first 30 minutes felt quite easy, certainly easier than I’d expected.

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