American star Evie Stevens to attempt world hour record

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the world hour record later this month when she takes to the recently renovated velodrome at the U.S. Olympic training center.

The distance traveled in an hour is one of the most hallowed challenges in cycling. But only in the past two years, since the UCI modernized and simplified rules for an attempt, has the record received renewed interest from some of the world's best riders.

The current record of 46.882 kilometers was set by Australia's Bridie O'Donnell in Adelaide on Jan. 22. That broke the mark of 46.273 set by American rider Molly Shaffer Van Houweling last September.

Stevens is a two-time world time trial medalist.

Bradley Wiggins of Britain set the men's mark of 54.526 kilometers last June.