Fabian Cancellara to attempt hour record in Mexico on August 3

Fabian Cancellara will try and break the hour world record in Aguascalientes, Mexico, after the 2014 Tour de France

Fabian Cancellara on stage three of the 2014 Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) finalised the date and venue for his hour record attempt. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, he will try on the Sunday after the Tour de France, August 3, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

The 32-year-old Swiss rider already holds the 2008 Olympic and four World time trial titles. He conquered the Tour of Flanders twice and Paris-Roubaix three times. Now he will try to beat the 49.700-kilometre mark set by Ondrej Sosenka in 2005.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.