Eurosport to screen Alex Dowsett’s Hour Record attempt

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British Eurosport will screen live coverage of top British rider Alex Dowsett’s attempt to beat the fabled UCI Hour Record.

The pan-European channel has partnered with Dowsett’s Movistar team for this special event, which will take place on Friday, February 27, at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark, the venue for the London 2012 cycling events.

The cyclist’s attempt will take place as part of a bumper evening of track cycling and entertainment, all building up to the main event, billed as The Perfect Hour, starting at 7.00pm.

Dowsett, the reigning Commonwealth Games time trial champion and three-time British time trial champion, will try to beat the current mark of 51.852km, recently set by Austrian cyclist Matthias Brändle, which was also covered by Eurosport.

The channel also showed the first of the recent attempts at the hour record, when German cyclist Jens Voigt successfully claimed the record in September of 2014.

In addition to exclusive UK coverage, The Perfect Hour will also be broadcast on Eurosport across all of its 70 markets across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Besides the channel’s coverage of every minute of Dowsett’s hour record, the broadcaster’s onsite journalists will interview special guests from 6.45pm and will get all the reactions immediately after from 8.00pm.

British Eurosport is the home of cycling on UK TV and will broadcast 1800 hours of cycling in 2015, including 450 hours of live action.

The Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España and the greatest Classics are part of the 23 UCI World Tour races and part of the list of over 40 cycling events to be shown on British Eurosport this year.

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