Alex Dowsett announced the end of his career as a professional cyclist following the results of this season: the 33-year-old Briton announced this in a special video on his YouTube account. Dowsett says he made the decision himself, but cycling will stay with him forever: “I want to explore other aspects of cycling next year,” he says.
“I told you before that I wanted to ride for two more years, but something has changed since then. The will to win or to do better wavered,” explains the Israel – Premier Tech rider. “I am happy with what I have achieved and the success I have achieved in the World Tour. I feel like this is a good time to stop. I will continue to ride the bike, but I want to decide this myself. This is not a forced retirement,” added Alex.
Dowsett made the decision to end his career as a cyclist after consulting with the team management: “It’s not always easy to wait for a contract extension. Let’s stop this. Since the decision was made, I have been looking more and more to the future. I’ve achieved everything on the World Tour as a professional, I’ve also experienced life alongside him. But my future remains on two wheels. It’s not retirement, but it’s the end of my WorldTour.”
Specialized in split-start racing, Dowsett’s track record includes two stage wins at the Giro d’Italia, a stage win at the Tour of Poland, six British ITT titles, a win at the Race of Bavaria and honors at championships. of the cycling world. Dowsett played for several teams during his career: Sky (2011-2012), Movistar (2013-2017), Katusha-Alpecin (2018-2019) and Israel Start-Up Nation (2020-2022).