The Revolution Series will see another Hour Record attempt in its final leg in Manchester on March 14, as Olympic silver medallist Gustav Larsson announces his bid.
The 34-year-old Swede, who finished second in the Beijing 2008 time trial, followed it up with a silver medal at the following year’s World Championships.
Currently riding for Danish Pro Continental squad Cult Energy Pro Cycling, Larsson arguably made his name with Team CSC between 2008 and 2011, winning the time trial at the Giro d’Italia in 2010 and finishing 14th overall in the Italian race in 2008.
“I am very confident of breaking the Swedish Hour Record but it is the world record I am after” he commented. “I think it will be possible – it will not be easy but I am feeling ready for the challenge!”
“I was inspired to try for the Hour Record when I was trying to heal my broken back last year. It was one of the goals to get back on the bike and to look forward to through the rehab and winter training.”
“When I heard about the Dowsett and Storey attempts at the Revolution Series meet at London I thought it was a super concept! It looked like the perfect venue to do my attempt at the last round and on the historically fast track in Manchester so we contacted the organisers”.
The Revolution meeting in London in February saw Dame Sarah Storey fall just short of breaking the women’s Hour Record, while Alex Dowsett was due to attempt the men’s record on the Friday before injury forced him to withdraw.
Larsson faces a tough task to break Rohan Dennis' mark of 52.491km, as Thomas Dekker found in Mexico on February 25, falling just a lap short.
Tickets are available for Revolution and the UCI Hour Record attempt, which will take place after the afternoon session on Saturday, on www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling See Tickets on 0844 854 2016.
BikeExchange interested in Tom Dumoulin for 2023 'if he wants to carry on with GC ambitions'
Dumoulin will be free at the end of 2022, when his contract with Jumbo-Visma runs out
By Ryan Dabbs •
Joss Lowden is finally about to turn full-time pro aged 34, but for women cyclists it's rarely that simple
A move to Andorra is on the cards, as well as some family planning before Paris 2024
By Jonny Long •
Filippo Ganna considering Hour Record attempt after astonishing results from 30-minute test
Ganna highlighted his desire to beat the most prestigious track record
By Ryan Dabbs •
Joss Lowden announces Hour Record attempt
The Brit unofficially smashed the previous record in training earlier this year
By Alex Ballinger •
Victor Campenaerts says Alex Dowsett has a '50 per cent chance of beating the Hour Record'
Victor Campenaerts says Alex Dowsett has a 50 per cent chance of beating his Hour Record in Manchester on December 12 2020
By Tim Bonville-Ginn •
John Lee, 90, claims fourth Hour Record
Veteran record breaker adds another one to his peerless palmarès
By Simon Smythe •
Victor Campenaerts reveals gearing options for Hour Record attempt
Victor Campenaerts has revealed the gearing options for his Hour Record attempt next week.
By Alex Ballinger •
Sir Bradley Wiggins believes his hour record will be beaten next year
Sir Bradley Wiggins believes that Belgian Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) will beat his hour record in 2019.
By Gregor Brown •
Graeme Obree to attempt Herne Hill flying lap record at new event in June
Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree will mark the 25th anniversary of his Hour Record by attempting to set a new lap record at Herne Hill in London at the World Cycling Revival event
By Nigel Wynn •
90-year-old Frenchman rides more than 29km to set new age group Hour Record
A 90-year-old French rider has set a new Hour Record for his age group, riding 29.278km, or slightly over 117 laps, at a velodrome in Paris.
By Henry Robertshaw •