6.1.2015, CANYON Hour Record


It's official! Alex Dowsett of Movistar Team will tackle the iconic UCI Hour Record at Lee Valley VeloPark in London on Friday, the 27th of February.

The triple British and reigning Commonwealth Games time trial champion aims to further the current distance of 51.850 KM set by Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) in October. For Dowsett to break the record all elements will have to be perfect. This is not just a test of the rider, but a test of every single piece of equipment, from the frame right down to the smallest bearing.

Canyon is at the very core of the #PerfectHour project. For several months our team of developers have been creating a bike specifically designed to deliver a new record: the Speedmax WHR. The design is still in prototype phase with extensive testing ongoing together with Movistar Team’s technical partners to create a record-breaking setup.

Keep checking the #PerfectHoursite for exclusive insights into development and testing, and all the latest news on the record attempt.

To join the discussion about the UCI Hour Record, use #PerfectHour and #HourRecord. Alex Dowsett’s Hour Record attempt will be broadcast live worldwide exclusively on Eurosport on Friday, the 27th of February at 18:45 GMT.