Alex Dowsett misses out on Giro d'Italia as Movistar name squad to back Quintana

Movistar leader Nairo Quintana to be backed by strong team of domestiques as he tackles the 2017 Giro d'Italia (May 5-28)

Alex Dowsett on stage three of the 2017 Tour de Romandie.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

British time trial national champion Alex Dowsett has not been named as one of the nine riders taking part in the 2017 Giro d'Italia (May 5-28) for the Spanish Movistar team.

The 28-year-old from Essex had featured on the provisional roster for the opening Grand Tour of the season, but was not named in the final line-up revealed on Monday.

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