Alex gets on track to attempt cycling’s ultimate record
Trevor Baxter such as temperature.
“But you are in the lap of the gods with uncontrollable variables such as air pressure on the day.
“If I get a thunderstorm in the evening before my attempt or the morning that will drop the air pressure a treat.
“In turn, that brings really fast conditions.”
He was forced to abandon an attempt at the Olympic Velodrome after breaking his collar bone.
Tickets for Wiggins’ attempt sold out within seven minutes. But Dowsett is delighted to be using the track where Chris Boardman cycled to glory two decades ago.
“It’s also good to ride on the same boards where Chris went for the record.”
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●● Alex Dowsett, left, chats with Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins on the start line before Stage One of the 2014 Tour of Britain