Alex Dowsett takes overall victory at Bayern Rundfahrt

British rider held on for his first professional stage-race win as John Degenkolb took the final sprint

Alex Dowsett wins the 2015 Bayern Rundfahrt

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) took the overall victory at Bayern Rundfahrt, after he moved into the lead with time trial victory on the previous day.

The overall win is Dowsett's first in a stage race as a professional.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.