Alex Dowsett has one wheel on the road to this year’s Tour de France.

The Cock Clarks rider has been selected in Spanish team Movistar’s initial 13-man squad for the event which starts in just over two weeks’ time.

The Tour starts in Leeds on July 5 while stage three sees the riders stream into Essex, on route to London, on July 7.

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