Alex’s Story

Alex Dowsett is a British professional racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Movistar Team and is known as an excellent time-trialist.

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Cycling career…

On the 30th October 2012, Alex signed with Movistar. After competing in the Classics season for the team, Alex was selected to ride the Giro d'Italia, his first Grand Tour appearance. Alex helped Movistar take second place in the team time trial on stage two. On stage eight, Alex set the fastest time on record, a time ten seconds faster than the second placed Bradley Wiggins.

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Time Trial Success

In June, Alex won the British National Time Trial Championships for the third year in a row despite crashing early on in the course. In May 2014 Dowsett set a new British 10-mile time trial record in Cambridgeshire, clocking in at 17 minutes 20 seconds and beating the previous record by 25 seconds. Alex also competed for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he won gold in the Individual Time Trial.

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New World Record

In December 2014, Alex announced he would attempt to break the UCI Hour Record at the Manchester Velodrome on the 2nd of May 2015. He set a new world record of 52.937 kilometres, beating the previous record by almost half a kilometre. In 2015, Alex competed in his first Tour de France although he had to withdraw on the 12th stage after failing to overcome an elbow injury sustained in an early stage.

Alex Dowsett Teenager

Alex’s Mum & Dad’s story

There was no history of haemophilia in the family so it came as a shock when Alex, at the age of 18 months was diagnosed after a fall and cutting the inside of his mouth and the bleeding did not stop.

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