CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"I can take quite good confidence from this. For Great Britain, a place in the top 10 is the goal because we will get a spot for the Olympics next year so that will be my target. Everything else is a bonus.”

EXCLUSIVE

Photo: Sirotti

ALEX DOWSETT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MOVISTAR TEAM

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
22.09.2015 @ 17:22 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Alex Dowsett got his Worlds campaign off to the best possible start as he helped his Movistar team take a maiden medal in the team time trial. Now he targets a top 10 in the time trial before he slots into a domestique role for the road race.

 

For several years, Movistar have been perennial contenders in grand tour time trials and they have even won a few along the way. However, during the first three years of the race, they failed to make it onto the podium at Worlds.

 

Last Sunday that finally changed when they took the bronze medal in the 2015 edition of the event. One of the key contributors to the performance was Alex Dowsett.

 

“We aimed for the podium,” he told CyclingQuotes after the race. “We knew QuickStep and BMC would be really tough to beat. We knew we stood a chance of getting onto the podium. There are strong teams here from Orica and Giant. We are very happy with the result.

 

“We have a lot of climbers in Movistar and we had a couple of climbers here. It’s a flat, fast course which perhaps went slightly against us. We did a really good job. As a team we rode incredibly well together.

 

“Every year we get better and better. Last year we were 8th or something. Canyon bring out a new TT bike for next year. I think we are all learning how to ride better together so for sure we can improve on this.”

 

On Wednesday, Dowsett will line up as one of two British riders for the time trial but he has modest ambitions.

 

“I will just go out there and do what I can do,” he said. “It’s a completely different kettle of fish to this. I can take quite good confidence from this. For Great Britain, a place in the top 10 is the goal because we will get a spot for the Olympics next year so that will be my target. Everything else is a bonus.”

 

However, Dowsett could not have asked for a better course. The route in Richmond is predominantly flat and that suits the rouleur well.

 

“It’s nice. It’s fast. There is a good mix of everything. Some of my teammates would have preferred a few hills but for me it’s spot on,” he said.

 

On Sunday Dowsett will line up as part of the British team in the road race where he will be riding as domestique. He was initially set to work for Geraint Thomas and Mark Cavendish but as both have been forced to miss the race, the hierarchy is a bit more open.

 

“I haven’t a clue,” he said when asked about the leadership role. “Someone like Ben Swift will be good here as he can climb and sprint. He sits in the favourite type of riders for Sunday so if he is the man to ride for, I will be giving my all for him. We will see. My main target is today and Wednesday.”

 

After the Worlds, Dowsett’s season is almost over and after a year which was partly focused on the Hour Record, he looks forward to a 2016 that is all about the road.

 

“I will do Tour of Abu Dhabi and that will be it for the season,” he said. “Next year I have to work on my climbing. Having a winter where I won’t train for the Hour Record would allow me to take a good step for next season.”

 

Dowsett will be the 10th last rider to start the time trial at 14.30 local time-

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18One for the road 04.09.2018 @ 15:25Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10List of CyclingQuotes previews 13.10.2017 @ 13:20Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55Ewan makes it itwo in row at Criterium Championships 04.01.2017 @ 13:53Track world champion wins Australian U23 criterium title 04.01.2017 @ 13:50Orica-Scott target numerous Australian titles 04.01.2017 @ 13:47

Currently no news in this list

Jan-Niklas DROSTE
29 years | today
Martin HACECKY
31 years | today
Nikola MOGOROVIC
30 years | today
Robert SCOTT
21 years | today
Mantas MIKUZIS
32 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com