Wiggins team reject allegations of 'preferential treatment' for Hour Record attempt

Sir Bradley Wiggins' Hour Record run had been questioned by a member of the support team behind Alex Dowsett's previous record

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Sir Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record team has rejected accusations that the bike he used to break the record was not within equipment regulations, and that he received preferential treatment from British Cycling.

Barely a day after Wiggins had posted 54.526km at the Lee Valley VeloPark, Steve Collins, one of the support team behind previous record-holder Alex Dowsett, criticised the lengths to which the 2012 Tour de France champion had gone to improve his prospects.

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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).