Alex Dowsett relishing chance of Marcel Kittel lead-out role with Katusha in 2018

Chance to help sprint train central to Katusha-Alpecin move for Essex TT star

Alex Dowsett, Tour of Britain 2017 stage five (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Alex Dowsett has revealed how the chance to join Katusha-Alpecin’s sprint train, which as of next year will be spearheaded by Marcel Kittel, was one of the main reasons for his move to the Swiss team.

“It all happened really quickly,” said Dowsett. “We were asking around and Katusha were interested, and as a team, and with the signings they were making, I thought it looked really positive.

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