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Hoy plans kilo’ record attempt

Olympic champion Chris Hoy will attempt to set a world record for the kilometer time trial on Saturday at the Alto Irpavo Velodrome in La Paz, Bolivia.

The 31-year-old Scot, a multiple world champion over the distance and the world record holder at sea level, is attempting to beat Frenchman Arnaud Tournant’s mark of 58.875 seconds, set at the same venue in 2001. The concrete track sits some 3407 meters above sea level.

Hoy set the sea-level world record of 1:00.711 in taking the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, meaning he will have to ride almost two seconds quicker on Saturday to best Tournant.

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