ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Oct 31, 2011 (AFP) – Kazakhstan’s Andrey Kashechkin has
pushed back his attempt to set a new world hour record, the Astana team
cyclist announced Monday.
Kashechkin had scheduled his attempt for November 4-6 when the Astana
velodrome will host track cycling’s World Cup but he is now looking for a new
date next season.
“I’m really motivated by this challenge. And I’m aiming to set a new record
at Astana cycle track,” Kashechkin said in a statement at his Facebook page.
“It’s a mission of a great interest to me,” he added. “But it’s not for
this season. I hope I will be able to set a date for my attempt next season.”
The current world record for the greatest distance cycled in one hour is
held by Czech racer Ondrej Sosenka, who totalled 49.700 kilometres on July 19,
2005 at the Krylatskoye velodrome in Moscow.
Kashechkin, 31, served a doping ban from 2007-2009 after testing positive
for blood doping following the 2007 Tour de France, from which Astana was
evicted after the 15th stage following a blood doping positive for teammate