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Sir Bradley Wiggins backs Dowsett to launch fresh world record bid

Sir Bradley Wiggins beat the record yesterday. Photo: PA

Sir Bradley Wiggins has backed Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett to have another attempt at breaking the world one-hour endurance record in the future.

The Maldon rider lost his record to Wiggins last night.

Alex Dowsett held the record for just over a month. Credit: PA
The difference between Dowsett's effort in May, and Wiggins' last night.

Wiggins completed a distance of over 54 kilometres in the time allowed - around 2 kilometres more than Dowsett managed in Manchester back in May.

But Wiggins expects Dowsett to come back for more.

Click below to hear from Sir Bradley Wiggins

"I think Alex will look at that and consider his options.

I know Alex, very much like me, will go away and do his homework and if he thinks it's possible - he'll have a go at it.

To be honest, the age Alex is at - he's probably got another eight years to have a go at this."

– Sir Bradley Wiggins