Alex Dowsett building form in classics ahead of Hour Record

Alex Dowsett has made his return to racing after breaking his collarbone in January, riding Ghent-Wevelgem on Sunday

Photo: Gregor Brown

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Alex Dowsett returned to racing in his lead-up to an Hour Record attempt in late April or May after breaking his collarbone in January. Following two races in Italy, the GP Nobili and Milan-San Remo, he escaped in the wind-ravaged Ghent-Wevelgem in Flanders, Belgium, yesterday.

The Englishman flew Movistar's blue colours in a seven-man escape in the early part of the 239.1-kilometre classic. It did not snow like in 2013, but the winds, mixed with rain and 10°C temperatures, ripped through the peloton at 60kmh.

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