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Alex Dowsett refuses to rule out Hour Record attempt in February despite training crash

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Photographs: Timothy John

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) has refused to rule out an attempt on the Hour Record on Friday February 27, despite breaking his collarbone in a training crash yesterday.
The 26-year-old was taken to a local hospital for x-ray after suffering the injury in a training ride on home roads, according to Movistar.
News that Alex Dowsett would attempt the Hour Record on February 27, 2015 was announced last month in London
A statement issued by the team said: “The severity of Dowsett’s fracture will require surgery, which the Briton will likely undergo on Thursday.
“A media day scheduled for Tuesday 20 at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark, venue of the event on February 27, has been cancelled.
“In contrary, details on whether Dowsett’s attempt will go on as planned or be postponed will be specified in the next few days, subject to medical examination after his surgery and Dowsett’s own consideration.”
Dowsett Tweeted later: “With regard to the #PerfectHour, the attempt has not been postponed nor cancelled, we will see how surgery goes and then make a decision.
“Every effort will be made by Movistar team, our sponsors and I to make it happen. I’m truly grateful for all the support I have, thank you.”
Yesterday, former world road race champion Mark Cavendish Tweeted a picture of himself and Dowsett beside a stretch of water with the comment: “Riding/sailing with @alex dowsett in Essex.”

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