UCI: Wiggins’ bike is fine


Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Cycling’s world governing body has no concerns over the equipment used by Sir Bradley Wiggins in his successful UCI Hour Record attempt on Sunday.

Steve Collins, a coach who helped Alex Dowsett set the record on May 2, claimed Wiggins’ bike was not commercially available and therefore against regulations.

The UCI said in a statement: “Bradley Wiggins’ bike and equipment were thoroughly assessed by UCI officials before and after the UCI Hour Record attempt and were judged to be fully compliant with UCI regulations.”

Wiggins on Sunday recorded a distance of 54.526 kilometres, surpassing Dowsett’s mark of 52.937km, at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

The 35-year-old Wiggins has said he will not be making a further attempt, with his efforts now focused on the 4km team pursuit at the Rio Olympics.

But the 26-year-old Dowsett is considering a further attempt in future and has time on his side.

Dowsett, who is currently riding the Criterium du Dauphine, told the BBC: “I would like to go back and see what I am capable of, whether that be next year or in eight years’ time.”

Published: Tuesday 9th June 2015 by The News Editor

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