"I'll give everything for Nairo Quintana," says Alex Dowsett

Having missed out on a top-10 finish in the stage one time trial, Alex Dowsett says the rest of his Tour de France is about protecting Nairo Quintana

Alex Dowsett

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With the opening time trial now behind him, Movistar's Alex Dowsett must settle down to his main task in this Tour de France - protecting team leader Nairo Quintana.

Dowsett has raced for many leaders at Team Sky and Movistar, but Quintana stands out from them all. He said that the politeness and gratefulness that his Movistar captain shows, in races like the Tour de France helps him push that much further.

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