ALEX DOWSETT
Date of birth: 3/10/1988
From: Essex
Team: Movistar
Previous teams: Team Sky (2011-2012); Trek-Livestrong (2010); GB Olympic Academy

ALEX DOWSETT CAREER PROFILE
Alex Dowsett grew up in Essex riding local time trials. It’s that grounding that has brought him success against the clock, but during his year with the Trek-Livestrong development team (2010), he proved himself to be a versatile and consistent rider across the board.

Dowsett joined Trek-Livestrong after three years with British Cycling’s Olympic Academy. He didn’t hit the headlines while with BC, based in Quaratta, Tuscany, and was all set to join British team Rapha Condor Sharp until a last minute call from the American team came through.

Dowsett moved to Boulder, Colorado where he was based for 2010. With Lance Armstrong as its owner, and Axel Merckx its DS, the team was invited to some high-level races. Dowsett immediately got stuck into the racing, getting himself in a break in the Tour of Oman. Since then he hasn’t looked back.

Whilst with Trek-Livestrong, Dowsett won the time trial at the under-23 European Championships – his biggest victory at that point.

Dowsett signed for Team Sky for the 2011 season and won the British time trial national championship in 2011, and again in 2012. A broken elbow sustained at the Three Days of West Flanders in March 2012 set back his season.

Dowsett left Sky and was signed up by the Spanish Movistar team for 2013. He joined the elite group of British Grand Tour stage winners by claiming the stage eight individual time trial at the 2013 Giro d’Italia, beating Bradley Wiggins into second place.

Alex Dowsett results
2014
Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; stage three (ITT)

2013
Giro d’Italia 2013; stage eight ITT

2012
British time trial champion

2011
Tour du Poitou Charentes; stage five
British time trial champion
Tour of Britain; stage 8a ITT

2010
European under-23 time trial champion
Cascade Cycling Classic, stage five
Chrono des Nations under-23 time trial

2009
British time trial championships (U23)
Richmond Grand Prix (British Premier Calendar)

ALEX DOWSETT PICTURES
Alex Dowsett, Tour of Oman 2010, stage 6 ITT   Alex Dowsett in break, Tour of Oman 2010, stage 2  Alex Dowsett Rollapaluza

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  • Keith

    Nice to have a review on Alex
    Going down this road is good keep it going