Alex Dowsett named in Movistar squad for Tour de France

Photo: Russ Ellis

British time trial champion Alex Dowsett will ride his first Tour de France this summer, having been picked in the nine-man Movistar squad.

The former UCI Hour Record holder will be a key helper for the Spanish squad's overall contender Nairo Quintana and will be among the favourites for the opening time trial in Utrecht.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.