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Douglas Dewey – “Racing in Brittany is an Art Form”

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It was good to see Douglas Dewey getting a piece in Cycling Weekly the other week; albeit VeloVeritas first interviewed him more than a year ago when he won the opening Classic of the Flanders amateur season, Gent-Staden.

But he’s left the kassein and bergs behind for the Atlantic wind, rain and endless hills of Brittany – and the Hennebont Cyclisme squad.

There are less frîtes, but the galettes are nice; rough pancakes with cheese, ham or honey – and so is the Pelforth Brun.

But I digress – Douglas first pops on to the palmarès websites with a stage win and third on GC in the Totnes-Vire stage race in England in 2009.

The following season saw him third in the British U23 Time Trial Championship; a race which he would go on to win in 2011, along with the GC of the Totnes-Vire – not to mention wins in Belgium, notably Langemark-Madonna.

Last season saw him runner-up to Alex Dowsett in the British Elite Time Trial Championship, finish third in the British Elite Pursuit Championships and post numerous strong results in the Flatlands – most notably, Gent-Staden.

Dewey has hit the ground running in France, with wins in the 138 kilometre/198 starters