Alex Dowsett fourth in Tour du Poitou Charentes time trial

British national champion is fourth in French race's time trial stage behind winner and team-mate Adriano Malori

Alex Dowsett, British time trial national championships 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) put in a strong ride in the Tour du Poitou Charentes time trial stage in France on Thursday afternoon to claim fourth place behind Italian team-mate Adriano Malori.

The British time trial champion and former Hour Record holder put in the early fast mark on the 23.2-kilometre course from Monts sur Guesnes to Loudun, but was subsequently bettered by team-mates Malori and Jonathan Castroviejo in second, with former world champion Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) third.

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