Movistar pro Alex Dowsett posts time of 17 minutes and 20 seconds in ECCA 10-mile time trial on Saturday

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Alex Dowsett (Movistar) set a new British 10-mile time trial competition record on Saturday at the ECCA 10 in Cambridgeshire, clocking 17 minutes and 20 seconds.

British time trial champion Dowsett averaged 34.6153mph on the E2/10 out-and-back course on the A11 south-east of Cambridge to beat Michael Hutchinson’s previous mark of 17-45 set in 2012.

Dowsett is aiming to be part of Movistar’s Tour de France squad when the Spanish-based team departs from Leeds on July 5.