Reigning British time trial champion Alex Dowsett looks set to headline Team KATUSHA ALPECIN’s six-man team for this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

Dowsett, who came close to taking the overall victory in the 2014 race, will have his sights set on the Pershore individual time trial on day six of the race – a stage that is tailor-made for the Essex man’s abilities. Fellow Briton Harry Tanfield could also contest for that stage win if selected, while German Nils Politt has the talent to go one better than his second place finish in Mansfield last year.

Factfile

Nationality Switzerland
Founded 2009
Website teamkatushaalpecin.com
Twitter @katushacycling
Tour of Britain participations Three (2009, 2017 -)

Riders

31 Alex Dowsett GBR
32 Nils Politt GER
33 Jens Debusschere BEL
34 Juri Hollmann GER
35 Mads Würtz Schmidt DEN
36 Harry Tanfield GBR