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Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett: Once in a career moment

Maldon cyclist Alex Dowsett says he's "super excited" about the Tour of Britain time trial. Speaking before the stage he said he would have lots of friends there to watch him race.

The stage is taking place in his home county, which he describes as a "once in a career moment".

The Movistar rider will be hoping to put on a show having missed out on selection for the Tour de France. This could be one of the last outings for Dowsett with the Spanish teams and is switching to Katusha next season.

Essex rider Dowsett finishes strongly in Tour of Britain

Alex Dowsett held the yellow jersey for a brief spell Credit: ITV4

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett finished 8th in the Tour of Britain.

The Maldon rider was overall race leader for a brief spell over the weekend.

Dylan Van Baarle, from the Netherlands, took the yellow jersey on Saturday and held onto it following yesterday's final stage in London.

Dowsett finished 54 seconds off the lead.