Matthias Brändle: The next man to attack the Hour Record

Everything you need to know (and a few things you probably don't) about the Austrian IAM Cycling rider ahead of his attempt on Jens Voigt's Hour Record

Matthias Brandle wins, Tour of Britain 2014 stage six

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Matthias Brändle will attempt to beat Jens Voigt's Hour Record on Thursday evening at the UCI Headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland.

UK fans may be familiar with the Austrian IAM Cycling rider by virtue of his two Tour of Britain stage wins in September.

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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.