Dowsett takes first professional victory in France

Alex Dowsett wins Tour du Poitou Charentes stage five

Alex Dowsett soloed to his first professional victory in the final stage of the Tour du Poitou Charentes in Poitiers this afternoon.

The 22-year-old Sky rider also moved up to second overall, his highest-placed GC finish in his career to date.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.