Cycling Weekly - - TOUR OF BRITAIN -

The Swiss team are field­ing two Tour of Bri­tain crowd favourites, but ex­pec­ta­tions around Alex Dowsett and Mar­cel Kit­tel could not be more dif­fer­ent. With­out an in­di­vid­ual time trial, Dowsett will be con­tent with try­ing his luck in break­aways on lumpy stages, pos­si­bly stage three’s short haul in Bris­tol, while he will be key to their per­for­mance in the TTT. Most at­ten­tion, how­ever, will be fixed on Ger­man Kit­tel, who will be ex­pected to add to his two vic­to­ries he at­tained in the 2014 race, and also rec­tify his so far dis­as­trous de­but sea­son with the Rus­sian team.

n CW says If their sprint team can get in tune with one an­other, Kit­tel should be a match for Caleb Ewan and co. Dowsett is typ­i­cally au­da­cious in this race and expect him to be again. n Key rider Mar­cel Kit­tel Head-to-head he re­mains the fastest bike rider in the world.

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