Cometh the Hour: Alex Dowsett's final preparations"There's no tiny respite in the hour record. The pacing is so important - you never get a chance to recover. Riding on a fine line [for] the first 30 minutes is crucial." Alex Dowsett makes his final preparations.
Dowsett received his Aeroad CF SLX the day before the Tour de Suisse. One of the first of the new model to leave Koblenz, it served briefly as the Movistar rider’s training bike (“It was quite novel travelling to races with a bike,” he remembers), but gained its first outing in a competitive fixture: a minor event called the Tour de Suisse. “The first ride on this was at the Tour of Switzerland. I hit 118kph on it in one of the passes. I was very confident in it. I was at home on it straight away.”