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Monday, 28 August, 2000, 22:27 GMT 23:27 UK
Boardman to quit after record bid
Chris Boardman
Boardman will use a conventional bike in Manchester
Chris Boardman plans to bow out of cycling with a world record.

The former Olympic Games gold medallist has announced that he will bring the curtain on his illustrious career at the World Track Championships in October.

And the 32-year-old star, who won the pursuit title in Barcelona, wants to mark his retirement by breaking the world one-hour record.

Boardman, who missed this year's Tour de France because of injury, will use a conventionial bike in the bid at Manchester.

He originally broke the record with a distance of 56.375km on a machine which is now outlawed.

Belgian Eddy Merckx set the hour record for a conventional bike of 49.431km in Mexico City 28 years ago.

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