Alex Dowsett not picked by Movistar for Tour de France

Despite being on the long list for the 2016 Tour de France, Movistar have left British time trial champion Alex Dowsett out of their nine-man team

Alex Dowsett

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Alex Dowsett will not be taking part in this year's Tour de France, as Movistar confirmed their nine-man roster for the race on Monday without the Essex rider.

Dowsett won the British time trial championship title on Thursday last week for a fifth time, but told Cycling Weekly after the event that despite his British title he felt it was unlikely he would be going to the Tour.

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