Dave Zabriskie wants to set the American hour record 'Eddy Merckx-style' - without any aerodynamic equipment. The idea came to him not as an attempt to capture glory, as there is no official existing US record for this event, but as a way to raise awareness and money for a cause.
"A couple of months back some fire fighters perished in a forest fire in the Los Angeles area. This time record is part of a big event to raise money for their families," said the Team CSC rider. "It's not so much a cycling event, but more an event to raise some money, and the audience has been informed of the fact that I've just flown in from South Africa the day before, so regardless of my efforts they will be cheering, I hope," said Zabriskie.
The attempt will take place on December 17th.