Tony Martin: Cancellara wrong, there can't be enough attention on the Hour Record

German time trial specialist hopes to announce his own attempt sometime this year

Tony Martin in action during Stage One of the 2014 Tour of Switzerland

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Tony Martin says that Fabian Cancellara is wrong to say the Hour Record is 'low level', as the three time World Time Trial Champion plots his own attempt on the prestigious record.

Cancellara said in an interview in November last year that he believed the Hour was losing its worth after the UCI changed the rules to allow the use of modern aerodynamic bikes and clothing, adding that the record was devalued because "everyone can do it who wants and there’s no limit."

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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.

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