Matt Bottrill's Hour Record attempt foiled by UCI biological passport rule

British time trial ace Matt Bottrill was to attempt Hour Record on August 8, but has hit a series of rule-related setbacks

Matt Bottrill

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British time trial star Matt Bottrill was to put in an attempt at the iconic Hour Record this summer, but a series of setbacks caused by lack of clarity in the rules have forced him to put the attempt on ice.

Bottrill was initially due to attempt the record in August, then September but has now been informed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) that any rider wishing to attempt the record must be part of its biological passport anti-doping programme.

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