Not impossible to beat Wiggins's Hour Record, says Tony Martin

German time trial specialist says he isn't thinking about the Hour Record as he gets ready for the Tour de France

Tony Martin escapes on stage four of the 2015 Tour of the Basque Country

(Image credit: Watson)

Tony Martin says that "it is not impossible" to overturn Bradley Wiggins's UCI Hour Record, but says he is not currently focusing on chasing the record.

The three-time world time trial champion is currently racing with his Etixx - Quick-Step team at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where he is preparing for a Tour de France campaign which begins with a Prologue time trial and an opportunity for Martin to take the maillot jaune.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).