Alex Dowsett has won a stage of the Tour du Pays de Vaud

Alex Dowsett, riding for the Great Britain Junior squad, has scored a stage win in the Tour du Pays de Vaud in Switzerland.

Dowsett won the 7.8km time trial in Bex on Saturday, June 10. The 17-year-old Glendene CC/BikeTrax rider was delighted with the win: “Being up against so many very good riders I had no way of knowing how I would do so I just gave it everything, nothing left in the tank as I came over the line then it was the agonising wait for the result, I am so pleased,” Dowsett said.

In addition to Dowsett’s stage win, team-mates Jonny Bellis and Mark McNally finished fourth and fifth on the opening 112km road stage.

The Tour du Pays de Vaud is a four-day event comprising five stages running from June 8-11. This year’s event was attended by junior squads from all over Europe and the US.

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