World Championships: Dowsett's top-five brings Olympics into play

Alex Dowsett
Alex Dowsett (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alex Dowsett put in one of his best time trial performances in recent years to take fifth at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. The result guaranteed Great Britain two spots for next year’s Olympic time trial in Tokyo, with Dowsett understandably interested in making the selection. 

However, the time trial specialist was cautious over his chances, given that IOC rules dictate that time trial spots at the Olympic Games can only be handed to riders who have also been selected for the road race.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.