Dowsett: It's desperately unfair that Bigham can't go for official Hour Record

Dan Bigham in action for Great Britain
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Alex Dowsett believes that Dan BIgham’s upcoming Hour Record attempt could potentially expose a “flaw in the system” that he feels is “desperately unfair”. 

Bigham is set to make an attempt in Switzerland this week, in conjunction with his partner Joss Lowden’s assault on the women’s world record. However, unlike Lowden, he’s ineligible for an official world record, meaning his distance will not officially be ratified by the UCI. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.