Rohan Dennis planning another Hour Record attempt

The Australian, whose mark of 52.491km stood for three months until broken by Alex Dowsett, admits that he will give it another go in the future

Rohan Dennis after stage three of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné (Photo: Graham Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

After team time trial victory for his BMC team put him into the yellow jersey at the Critérium du Dauphiné, Rohan Dennis has admitted that he fancies another shot at the Hour Record.

The 25-year-old rode 52.491km at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland in February, to add 639m to Matthias Brändle's previous mark.

His record was in turn broken by Movistar's Alex Dowsett in May, before Dowsett's fellow Briton Sir Bradley Wiggins set down a daunting figure of 54.526km on June 7.

>>>Wiggins team reject allegations of ‘preferential treatment’ for Hour Record attempt

Wiggins, however, fell short of the 55km which he had spoken of beforehand as being a record that could stand for a generation.

And Dennis, who picked up the biggest result of his career to date in January with victory in the Tour Down Under, is far from overawed by the new target.

"It is still feasible to break that record," the Australian said.

He did, however, admit that he did not envisage making his next attempt for another five years or so, with his immediate focus being instead on his road ambitions.

Highlights from stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné

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).