Alex Dowsett 'trying to block out' rumours around Katusha-Alpecin future ahead of Worlds time trial

The Brit says course in Yorkshire is ideal for him

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Alex Dowsett says it has not been easy to ignore the rumours of the potential end of Katusha-Alpecin, saying he simply has to try and "block it out and just crack on."

The 30-year-old turns his focus to the World Championships elite men's time trial on Wednesday, where he'll hope to improve on his best ever result of eighth in 2012.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).