Recently-crowned European U23 time-trial champion Alex Dowsett finished second in last night’s Cascade Classic prologue.

Just days after returning to his American base after winning in Turkey, the Trek-Livestrong rider was pipped to the victory by teammate Jesse Sergent.

Wearing his British champion’s skinsuit, the 21-year-old lost out out by just one tenth of a second over the 3.2km course.

Having recovered from a broken scapula, Dowsett is likely to ride several more American races with the Lance Armstrong-owned team before hoping to link up with the Academy team at the Tour de l’Avenir in early September.

Meanwhile, Floyd Landis raced the prologue in a T-shirt and cycling shorts, apparently owing to the fact that he had to don something which bore no sponsor’s name.

Landis finished 92nd out of the 172 riders.

The Oregon-based NRC stage race concludes on Sunday.

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  • Will Hirst

    Floyd Landis is without a doubt the biggest loser in cycle racing.Thats is what happens when you lie and cheat.

  • Baz

    Yeah, ditto the Landis remarks and well done Alex. Here’s to a successful Pro carreer – think carefully before you sign on the dotted line …

  • katie

    Why do organisers let people like Landis ride these events, the guy is a self confessed liar and cheat and should be on trial for perjury.
    What he hoped to gain with his expose is questionable after this length of time and I definately am not a Bruyneel or Armstrong fan