Two years ago in Mexico, Victor Campaerts traveled 55,089 kilometers on the slopes of the Mexican city of Aguascalientes. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Alex Dowsett (33 years old) wants to do better than our compatriot in the same track.
Dowsett has already held the world record for the watch once. In 2015, he cycled 52,757 kilometers in Manchester. A month later, Sir Bradley Wiggins crushed his London performance (54526 km).
“When I broke the record 6 years ago, I felt like there was still something in the tank. That was frustrating,” says Dowsett.
“Victor has set the standards very high. It will be a long task, but not impossible. The height of the Aguascalientes should play in my favor,” thinks the rider from Israel – Start Up Nation.
Aguascalientes is located approximately 1900 meters above sea level.
Dowsett actually wanted to make an attempt last year, but the coronavirus put an end to that.
There is another kidnapper on the beach. Nobody but Filippo Gana would consider setting his sights on the world record for a watch. The test world champion recently made this clear at the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We’ll see in the future. I hope one day I can break a pink bottle to celebrate the world record,” Jana said in the sports newspaper.
“I actually did a test in Montichiari after the Giro, after an altitude training session. It only lasted 30 minutes, but it was really tough.”
“Everything has to be very well planned. It’s a fantastic effort,” the top Ineos rider realizes.
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