Wiggins vs Dowsett: A great sporting rivalry is born

British duo Sir Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett battle over Hour Record and 10-mile time trial record

Alex Dowsett and Sir Bradley Wiggins

Last Saturday turned out a lot better than Alex Dowsett had dared hope. “And relax…. For now…” tweeted the World Hour record holder after Sir Bradley Wiggins had failed to beat his 10-mile competition record.

That was the icing on the cake for Dowsett, who hours earlier that afternoon had scored a one-second victory in the 26.1-kilometre time trial in the Bayern Rundfahrt stage race. It was enough to give him overall victory, the first stage race win of his career.

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