With Australian countryman Jack Bobridge set to announce details of his hour record attempt, BMC's Rohan Dennis today said he will also make a bid early next year.
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7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35 PM

Bobridge, the four-kilometre individual pursuit world record holder, and Dennis have high quality track pedigrees.

Both were members of Australia's team pursuit squad which finished runners-up to Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics.

Bobridge will announce details of his record attempt in Melbourne today. It is expected to take place next year in Australia. Dennis's attempt will also take place in February but in Switzerland.

"When I look at my experience on the track and the numbers I have been doing on the track and road, it's within reach," said Dennis.

"As long as I don't get too excited at the start and control my nerves, the pacing will take care of itself."

BMC Racing Team Sporting Manager Allan Peiper said planning for the attempt began shortly after Dennis helped win the world team time trial.

"We have been working on it, taking all the circumstances into consideration," he said.

"This is something Rohan really wants to do. Part of our development for him is to support him in the things he wants to achieve. So that is the main reason we are doing it."


Bradley Wiggins has already stated the hour is on his agenda for next June, with many predicting the six-time world track champion will set a long-lasting mark.

Austria's Matthias Brandle set the current mark, with a distance of 51.852km, in October, after cycling's world governing body, the UCI, revised regulations to make the Hour more appealing.

Multiple world time-trial champions Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and Germany's Tony Martin have also been linked with attempts.

Sarah Storey, the 11-time Paralympic champion, will bid for the women's record in London on February 28.

Great Britain's Alex Dowsett is also expected to announce on Friday his attempt, in a press conference with his Movistar team in London