Alex Dowsett: 'I should be able to help Nairo Quintana in the Giro and Tour'

The Movistar rider says he's at a point where he should be supporting GC riders in back-to-back Grand Tours

Alex Dowsett on stage one of the 2017 Challenge Mallorca

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alex Dowsett aims to ride both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France with Nairo Quintana this 2017 season.

The Essex cyclist in Spain's Movistar team supports Quintana this week in Tirreno-Adriatico. Already, he proved valuable by keeping Quintana in contention in the first day's team time trial and in position on the roads leading towards the mountains.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.