Emotional Steve Cummings hopeful national time trial win will secure Tour de France spot

Steve Cummings hopes that his victory in the British Time Trial Championships is enough to earn him Tour de France selection - Alex Dowsett admits he couldn't have done anymore to beat the Dimension Data rider.

An emotional Steve Cummings has said that his win in the British Time Trial Championships confirms the form he thought he had - and he is now hopeful that he will be selected in Dimension Data's Tour de France squad.

The 36-year-old beat defending champion Alex Dowsett (Movistar) by eight seconds in the Isle of Man on Thursday evening to secure his first senior national stripes.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.