Alex Dowsett's best ever World Championships ride helps secure GB second Olympic time trial spot

The British national champion finished fifth amongst a strong field in Yorkshire

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Alex Dowsett put in his best ever Road World Championships time trial performance in Yorkshire to take fifth place and also secure Great Britain a second time trial spot at the Olympic Games next year.

The 30-year-old finished just over six seconds off the podium, with Filippo Ganna (Italy) taking third, Remco Evenpoel (Belgium) second and defending champion Rohan Dennis (Australia) first by over a minute.

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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).