Dowsett third in Ster ZLM Toer opening TT

Alex Dowsett, Criterium International 2011, stage three time trial

Britain's Alex Dowsett (Sky) placed third in the opening time trial of the 2011 Ster ZLM Toer in Holland on Wednesday.

German Patrick Gretsch (HTC-Highroad) posted the fastest time of eight minutes and 30 seconds on the 7km course in Alblasserdam. Gretsch's team-mate Alex Rasmussen came second at three seconds, with Dowsett at six seconds.

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