A coffee with Alex Dowsett

autorRotor Bike Components
fecha27th April 2022

A short bio of who you are and your career so far

I’m a pro cyclist with severe Haemophilia, I’m a team player within a team and can also achieve results myself. Mainly in time trials as well as solo breakaways. I’ve taken on the hour record twice, once resulting in a success and once as a failure but with a distance of 54.555km. My charity Little Bleeders helps use my story to inspire young haemophiliacs to achieve more than they thought possible.

Three greatest achievements

  • Hour Record
  • Little Bleeders
  • 2 x Giro stage wins

To know more about you:

How did you start cycling?

My dad started mountain biking with his friends when I was 9, I joined them when I was 11 then one of the guys raced on the road and I asked at 13years old to have a go on a road bike. I did a time trial a week later and that was the start of the journey!

What was the most important race you’ve done to date? 

The hour record in 2021 because of the awareness and fundraising it bought to Haemophilia.

What is your pre-race ritual? 

No ritual.

What do you think about while cycling? 

Aerodynamics mostly, how to go faster with minimal effort increase.

What is your go-to training meal? 

Chicken and rice, dull but effective.

How do you recover after a tough race or training ride?

Playing with my daughter over a recovery shake.

Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion? 

Motor racing, family and haemophilia.

What’s your favorite ROTOR component and why? 

Aldhu cranks as they’re super versatile.

If you were not a cyclist, what would you have been?

I’d like to think a racing driver like my father, but likely I would’ve gone to uni to stuff aeronautical engineering.

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