One of the standout performances during the 2013 Giro was Alex Dowsett’s (Movistar & GB) winning ride in the brutal Stage Eight 55 kilometre time trial ahead of all the ‘Bigs’ – to prove categorically that there is; ‘life after Sky,’
Dowsett has shown his class over the years, shining in each level of his career.
He was British junior time trial champion in 2005 and 2006 before moving up to take the U23 title in the same discipline in 2008 and 2009.
It was also in 2009 that he gained his first big international result with seventh in the world U23 TT championships.
That ride was followed by a 2010 season with the Trek-Livestrong U23 squad, where he continued his progression.
He won the European time trial championship, nabbed silver in the Commonwealth Games time trial and took victory in the U23 Chrono des Nations.
Unsurprisingly, Sky was interested and snapped him up.