Movistar Team Alex Dowsett becomes Commonwealth Games champion in Glasgow after tight TT contest against Dennis (AUS) and Thomas (WAL), bounces back from dismay of Delhi silver.

Getting back to top form after such a big blow as missing out on Tour de France selection due to illness, when the Grande Boucle departs from your home country, and taking out all fury and quality on your legs to achieve another big success. That was the show of quality by Alex Dowsett, Movistar Team rider competing on Thursday for England, in the 40-kilometer Commonwealth Games individual time trial in Glasgow.

Dowsett started off strong and clocked the fastest times in both intermediates at 6km -4" better than Sergent (NZL)- and 17km, where Aussie Rohan Dennis (7" down) and Welshman Geraint Thomas already stood out as his main rivals. Both overtook him in the two following references, butas well in the 26km mark as in the 34km one, the Essex-based rider was just five seconds behind virtual gold. Fortunately, and in a marvellous recovery in the final mix of descents and technical sections, Alex crossed the line in 47'42" (more than 48kph average) to win the race by 9" over Dennis.

It's Dowsett's eighth win as pro -arguably the most important after his three British TT titles and the 2013 Giro time trial in Saltara- and his fourth after joining a Movistar Team immensely proud with the Englishman's success. July is over for the Blues with 26 victories on their season tally so far. 

Report taken from Movistar Team News blog