British cyclist Chris Hoy was unable to break the world record for the kilometre at altitude Saturday in Bolivia. He will try again on Sunday.
At the Alto Irpavi velodrome in La Paz, Hoy rode the kilometre in 59.103 seconds, which was .228 seconds slower than the record set by Arnaud Tournant seven years ago. According to AFP, Hoy's father, David, said that the temperatures were not favourable.
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- Chris Hoy bursts out of the starting gate during his world record attempt.
- Hoy accelerates up to speed in the thin Andean atmosphere.
- Hoy was unsuccessful in his first attempt to break the world record for the 1km time trial.
- Hoy focuses during his kilo ride of 59.103 seconds. His fastest ever but not fast enough to break Tournant's record.
- A good number spectators turned out at the Alto Irpavi velodrome in La Paz to watch the world champion.
- The Scotsman acknowledges the crowd's support during his warm down.