Dowsett has National 25 wild card given and taken away

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Oman 2010, stage 6 ITT

In a bizarre turn of events, Cycling Time Trials (CTT) have rescinded Alex Dowsett's wild card entry to the National 25 championship - just 48 hours after giving the Trek-Livestrong professional special dispensation to ride.

The original dilemma, detailed in the May 6 edition of Cycling Weekly, stems from the 21-year-old's failure to register a qualifying time from January of last year. It meant that Dowsett had a nervous wait to see if the 160-strong men's field would reach capacity.

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