Alex Dowsett makes Movistar's Tour de France shortlist

Alex Dowsett is one of 12 riders on the Movistar shortlist for the Tour de France, which also includes Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde

Alex Dowsett on stage two of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Having missed out on selection to the Giro d'Italia because of an operation on his collarbone, Alex Dowsett could line up for Movistar at the Tour de France after being named in the team's 12-man shortlist.

The Essex rider started his first Tour in 2015, but a crash on stage four restricted him and he abandoned the race on stage 12.

Thank you for reading 20 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

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.