Coaching Alex Dowsett to the hour record
What an amazing six days I spent in Manchester last week coaching Alex Dowsett in the build-up to the hour record. The Movistar team were a pleasure to work with as we carried out the final preparations and testing for Alex’s hour record attempt on Saturday 2nd May.
These last few days were extremely exciting but also very tense as we waited to see the outcome of a very carefully planned taper and conducted a number of technical tests to determine the final race set-up.
I didn’t get much of a chance to see Alex on his bike during the actual attempt as I had my head deep in a spreadsheet working out the pacing strategy and relaying messages to Alex’s friend who signalled accordingly.
I feel enormously proud of Alex for achieving his dream of breaking such a prestigious record and it has been a real privilege to work with him and such a great team of people.