Tour Down Under stage winner Jack Bobridge is set for his date with destiny as he tackles the Hour Record on Saturday, January 31.
His trusty steed for the 60-minute assault will be a striking red Cervelo T4, painstakingly crafted by his team mechanic inside the velodrome.
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As you can see in the video, no stone, or crank, is left unturned with the wonderfully bearded mechanic labouring over the tightness of the chainset and spinning of the wheels.
In the end, the Cervelo looks a pretty handsome beast – more than capable of taking the 2012 Olympic silver medallist past Matthias Brändle’s mark of 51.85km at the DISC Arena in Melbourne.
As a build-up to his Hour bid, Bobridge spent many an hour out in front of the peloton in breakaways at the Tour Down Under, where he won the King of the Mountains jersey.
The 25-year-old’s attempt will come in the evening session of the Australian National Track Championships, with fellow Australian Rohan Dennis set for an attempt on February 8 in Switzerland.