Commonwealth Games time trial champion Alex Dowsett inks new three-year deal with Spanish team Movistar, through to end of 2017

Alex Dowsett has signed a new three-year deal with Spanish WorldTour team Movistar, taking him through to the end of the 2017 season.

The 25-year-old from Essex was recently in action in the Tour of Britain, where he put in an impressive performance on stage six to take the race lead in what he called his ‘hardest day on a bike ever’. During 2014, he took the Commonwealth Games time trial title in Glasgow, and won the time trial stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Dowsett joined Movistar in 2013 after spending two years at Sky. He won the time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia in his debut year for Movistar.

Earlier this year, Dowsett told Cycling Weekly that he was seeking to extend his time at Movistar: “Would I be happy to stay at Movistar? Yeah. I like the team, Movistar is a great place to be and everything they said they’d do when we first set out, they’ve done, they’ve delivered on it on every account.”

Dowsett will next be in action in the World Championship elite men’s individual time trial on Wednesday in Spain, riding for Great Britain.

Alex Dowsett gold medal CWGWinning the Commonwealth Games time trial title

Alex Dowsett in lead, Tour of Britain 2014 stage six Dowsett leading the Tour of Britain after spending stage six in the escape group