Rominger's record attempt: Cycling

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Tony Rominger is to attempt to win back the world one-hour record held by Chris Boardman later this year. The Italian bike maker Ernesto Colnago have prepared a special bike for the 36-year-old Swiss rider. The date and place will be decided after tests on Saturday and Monday.

Belgium's Johan Museeuw, the World Cup champion, will start tomorrow's Tour of Flanders despite being injured. Museeuw, who is attempting to become the first rider to win a hat-trick of World Cup titles, is nursing the shoulder injury he picked up in the first race of this year's series, the Milan-San Remo, two weeks ago.

After abandoning a race in Belgium last weekend, Museeuw looked unlikely to start the Flemish classic but a win in the Panne Three Days which ended on Thursday persuaded him he was ready to ride.

Last year's winner and currently fifth in the World Cup rankings, Michele Bartoli, and the Ukrainian Andrei Tchmil are the favourites.