Fabian Cancellara's Hour record attempt on hold as UCI decides rules

UCI debating on what type of bike cyclists can use to attempt Hour record - Trek already developing 1972-style bike for Cancellara's attempt - UCI may decide that riders can use a modern track bike

Fabian Cancellara, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage 11

Fabian Cancellara is pulling the brakes on his hour record attempt while the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycling's governing body, decides the rules. The Swiss cyclist reportedly planned an attempt on August 3 in Mexico.

"We are waiting for the UCI to set the rules for the hour record," team Trek's general manager, Luca Guercilena told Cycling Weekly. "Once we know that, we will know if the hour record will go ahead."

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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.