'We will miss Alex Dowsett in the Giro d'Italia' says Nairo Quintana

The Brit wasn't selected by Movistar for the Italian Grand Tour but Quintana says he could form part of his Tour de France team

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

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Grand Tour star Nairo Quintana says that the Movistar team will miss Briton Alex Dowsett in their Giro d'Italia line-up over the next three weeks because of his ability to ride strongly over flat roads and through cross-winds.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.