Jens Voigt to tackle the Hour Record on September 18

"We believe that I have a fair chance," the German says of his chances.

Jens Voigt attacks on stage three of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Fan-favourite Jens Voigt has not retired just yet: after seemingly bowing out of the sport at the recent US Pro Challenge race in Colorado, the 42-year-old German today announced he will attempt to break the Hour Record later this month.

Voigt announced the news of his attempt today. He will seek to beat the 49.7-kilometres that Ondřej Sosenka rode in 2005, at the Velodrome Swiss in Grenchen, Switzerland. Voigt's former Credit Agricole team-mate Chris Boardman held the record for five years prior to Sosenka's ride.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.