Swiss win for Alex Dowsett

Alex Dowsett has won a stage of the Tour du Pays de Vaud

Alex Dowsett, riding for the Great Britain Junior squad, has scored a stage win in the Tour du Pays de Vaud in Switzerland.

Dowsett won the 7.8km time trial in Bex on Saturday, June 10. The 17-year-old Glendene CC/BikeTrax rider was delighted with the win: "Being up against so many very good riders I had no way of knowing how I would do so I just gave it everything, nothing left in the tank as I came over the line then it was the agonising wait for the result, I am so pleased," Dowsett said.

In addition to Dowsett's stage win, team-mates Jonny Bellis and Mark McNally finished fourth and fifth on the opening 112km road stage.

The Tour du Pays de Vaud is a four-day event comprising five stages running from June 8-11. This year's event was attended by junior squads from all over Europe and the US.

Tour du Pays de Vaud website: www.tpv.ch

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.