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"I lost my powermeter and didn't know how I was doing. It's the first time I crash in a TT, and it's important to look at the watts all the time. I also had pain in my elbow, but my pedal stroke was good, I was going well a...

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22.06.2013 @ 10:04 Posted by Jesper Ralbjerg

Thursday evening saw Alex Dowsett making history by becoming the first-ever rider to win three consecutive British time trial championships.

 

The Movistar Team, Essex-born rider proved to be superior in the 48km course in southeast Scotland despite a crash that caused him wounds in his legs and arms and forced him to change bikes. Dowsett, who had a significant gap over his competition before the incident, was able to hold off his rivals and win by twenty-one seconds over Matthew Botrill (D2Z) and Ben Swift (SKY). 

 

"I'm really happy,” Dowsett commented. “It's not easy to win three times in a row. When I claimed the first one, Wiggins told me I had to take care of it, and to be honest, I feel really committed to it and it's becoming my favourite jersey. It was a hard one, because even though I got back well after the crash, I had some wounds in my hands and couldn't grab the handlebars well. I don't know what really happened, but it might have been a problem with the front tire. Besides, I lost my powermeter and didn't know how I was doing. It's the first time I crash in a TT, and it's important to look at the watts all the time. I also had pain in my elbow, but my pedal stroke was good, I was going well and had no other option but suffer until the end. I did a great Giro, now this championship... this season is being a really great one and I hope to stay like this for the remainder of the year."

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