Staying with Movistar was "an easy decision", says Alex Dowsett

British rider believes three-year deal offers job security and boosts likelihood of progression.

Alex Dowsett and Movistar, Tour of Britain 2014 stage one

Alex Dowsett says signing a three-year contract extension with Movistar was an “easy decision”, after the Spanish team confirmed the deal this morning.

The 25-year-old Essex rider joined the long-running outfit in 2013, and won a stage of that year’s Giro d’Italia as well as his third-consecutive British time trial title in their colours.

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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.