The second edition of Red Bull Timelaps, taking place on October 27-28, has now sold out. 800 riders have signed up to take part in the cycling event in Windsor, UK, with the last entry being secured by Team Katusha–Alpecin rider and five-time national champion Alex Dowsett. The time trial specialist and former hour record holder is very much suited to this race’s unique format and will look to dominate the course during ‘Power Hour’ by accumulating as many laps of the course as possible.
British rider Alex Dowsett has remained a time-trial specialist since his formative year in the British Olympic Academy. He went on to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and break the hour record in May 2015. Dowsett will be joining ‘Team Walrus’ – a team made up of Francis Cade, endurance cyclist Chris Hall and Ribble Pro Cycling’s Lawrence Carpenter.
Alex Dowsett said “Now the World Championships are finished I’m really looking forward to competing in Red Bull Timelaps later this month. This race has a really interesting and different concept compared to other 24 hour races, with the addition of Power Hour. This is where I will look to really make an impact for my team; we can play to my strengths as a time trialist and hopefully, pick up extra laps.”
Taking place when the clocks go back in the UK on October 27th-28th, Red Bull Timelaps will see riders once again push themselves to their physical and mental limits by tackling the 6.6km closed circuit for a whopping 25 hours. Extra emphasis will be put on the time period between 2am and 3am when the clocks go back. Known as the aforementioned ‘Power Hour’, during this time, riders will take on a new shorter course where their laps over 60 minutes will count double.
The race will once again be held at Windsor Great Park, situated just outside of London. The park’s well-surfaced, undulating and traffic-free roads will ‘provide the perfect location for the race’. There will be 800 riders in total (competing in 200 teams of four).