Alex Dowsett has revealed how the chance to join Katusha-Alpecin’s sprint train, which as of next year will be spearheaded by Marcel Kittel, was one of the main reasons for his move to the Swiss team. “It all happened really quickly,” said Dowsett. “We were asking around and Katusha were interested, and as a team, and with the signings they were making, I thought it looked really positive. “Above anything I was just excited to work with a sprinter again, in any capacity.
Stepping up to racing against WorldTour teams may well faze certain teams and their riders, and potentially see them shrink back into their smaller and less impressive team bus. But the continental outfit of Madison-Genesis have certainly made themselves known in the Tour of Britain so far, featuring in every breakaway, despite not being able to turn it into a stage win just yet.
Madison Genesis road captain Alexandre Blain insists that the team will keep on plugging away in the breakaway, after coming within three kilometres of holding on to the finish on Wednesday’s Tour of Britain stage into Newark-on-Trent. Blain himself was at the forefront of the action finding himself in the breakaway alongside team-mate Richard Handley, An Post-Chain Reaction’s Jacob Scott, JLT Condor’s Alistair Slater and Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s Mark McNally.
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Selecting a term
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