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Find out which Team Ineos rider is racing the world's longest one-day race this weekend

Joe Robinson
24 Oct 2019

The rider will offer some serious horsepower at the Red Bull Timelaps

Team Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov will compete in the world's longest one-day race, the Red Bull Timelaps, this weekend. The Russian rider will race as part of a Team Ineos roster taking on the event at Great Windsor Park this Saturday and Sunday which sees teams and individuals racing around a closed track for 25 hours.

Competitors will attempt to complete as many laps of the 6.6km circuit before entering a smaller 4.5km loop at 02:00 for the 'power hour' where each lap counts for double, a period where Sivakov's WorldTour watts will likely come in handy.

The 22-year-old had a breakthrough season in 2019 emerging as one of the talented General Classification riders of the future after winning the Tour of Poland and Tour of the Alps. The young rider also secured ninth overall at the Giro d'Italia.

Sivakov is now looking forward to winding down his year with this unique challenge that saw fellow WorldTour rider Alex Dowsett competed in last year.

'I’m incredibly excited to be racing at this year’s Red Bull Timelaps. From everything I’ve read and watched, it seems like a unique race that should also be a lot of fun,' said Sivakov.

'It’s something completely different to a Grand Tour like the Vuelta or the Giro, so will be good to do going into the off-season. And I’m sure it’s still going to be tough, being part of a team that needs to ride for a full 25 hours!'