Anger turns motivator for Alex Dowsett at Commonwealth Games

Englishman wins the men's time trial in Glasgow as he puts disappointment of not riding the Tour de France behind him.

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Alex Dowsett turned the anger of missing out on Tour de France selection into his main motivator for the Commonwealth Games time trial, which he narrowly won in Glasgow this afternoon.

Dowsett overturned a slight deficit at the 26.4-kilometre time check to beat Australian Rohan Dennis and his former Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas and take gold on Glasgow Green.

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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.