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Time-trial disappointment for Dowsett
10:14am Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
ALEX Dowsett was disappointed with his performance at the Time-Trial World Championships.
The Cock Clarks cyclist finished 41st over the 58 kilometres course in Tuscany, Italy on Wednesday.
The course is the longest route since the race began back in 1994.
Dowsett finished fifth in the recent Tour of Britain time-trial but had been suffering from illness before that event which affected his training.
The 24-year-old British time-trial champion said: “When I started, I thought it was going OK.
“Once I got settled in, I was giving it everything but the power was way down. “I’m super disappointed.
“I gave it everything, but it wasn’t to be.
“Maybe it was a bit too little too late. After 12 days off bike, I hoped the Tour of Britain would bring me back up, but yeah, too little too late. I tried to stay positive, it wasn’t easy.
“I can’t describe how disappointed I am. This is a course that should have suited me.”
Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins was denied a first road world title as Germany’s Tony Martin took a third consecutive time-trial gold.
Wiggins, 33, overhauled Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara in the final third of the 57.9km course to win silver.
But Martin had built a lead from the start and came in 46.09 seconds ahead.
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