Facing retirement, Alex Dowsett is keeping his options well and truly open

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Alex Dowsett at the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: SWPix)

It probably was not the way Alex Dowsett expected his last professional bike race in Britain to go, but stage five of the Tour of Britain last week was the denouement of the 33-year-old's racing career on home soil.

The Queen's death last Thursday led to the final three stages of the Tour of Britain being cancelled, with Dowsett finding out while in a hotel near Gloucester on Friday morning.

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