With the dust still settling on Jack Bobridge's Hour Record attempt, another Australian is applying the finishing touches to his own attempt on the other side of the world.
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Cycling Central

7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:35 PM

Rohan Dennis, 24, fresh off winning the Santos Tour Down Under is in Grenchen, Switzerland, honing himself mentally and physically ahead of an effort former Olympic team-mate Bobridge discovered on Saturday, felt "close to dying". Like Bobridge, Dennis will need to go 51.852km to overtake the existing record of Swiss rider Matthias Brandle, a mark that shouldn't be taken for granted after Bobridge's recent attempt.

Dennis will ride a modified BMC Time Machine to meet UCI standards when he takes on the record, Sunday, with fixed gearing to aid the Australian's efficiency. Although the aesthetics of his bike won't help Dennis cut through the air faster, it sure does look an absolute weapon.

Check it out below.

Repost @dmbailey1 - Day 1 @bmcracingteam @rohandennis #ucihourrecord #slomocycling

A video posted by Rohan Dennis (@rohandennis) on



SBS will broadcast the Hour Record challenge live on SBS2 from 2350 AEDT and online here at Cycling Central.


Rohan Dennis's Hour Record attempt
2350-0115 AEDT SBS2 Sunday 8 February (Live to all except WA)
AND streaming online at Cycling Central.