Bradley Wiggins will chase world hour record in June, confirms Sir Dave Brailsford

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Bradley Wiggins will attempt to break the world hour record in cycling in June 2015, according to Team Sky supremo Sir Dave Brailsford.

Speaking to the media at the Leaders in Sport conference at Stamford Bridge, the 50-year-old confirmed what Wiggins had told The Guardian back in August - that he aims to go further than the 51.115km mark set by Jens Voigt.

Plan of action

"There is a plan for him to do it and I'm sure he can do it. He's probably the most accomplished when you look at the riders who could go for the record and feasibly achieve a better distance than Jens Voigt," he told the media.

"It's not only about putting the power down as you would on the road. You've got to ride on the black line, and every time you come off that you ride a bit further.

"I think that's where Brad has got that track craft that he's accumulated over the years. He's a beautiful track rider. June (is the date planned to attempt the record)."

Brailsford had been speaking on leadership in west London, but wasn't willing to commit on the Kevin Pietersen saga that's currently engulfing the England cricket team.

Cycling focus

Instead, he kept his focus on cycling, discussing passion, drive and commitment to achieve success in-front of an audience that included former Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli.

Fielding questions from the press after his talk, he also spoke about ongoing contract discussions with Wiggins and the next goals in the rider's career potentially moving towards Rio 2016.

"It's looking good, to be honest. I think we work quite hard on what the next big goals are for Bradley Wiggins in his cycling career," added Brailsford.

Rio for Wiggins?

"He's achieved quite a few along the way - including the world time trial championship with a brilliant performance - and I think one of the big things for him would be the Paris-Roubaix, win a classic, which would be brilliant.

"Then, after that could he go on and focus on the hour record and getting that before focusing on a programme which would focus around getting him to Rio."

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