Cysclist Alex Dowsett
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 trial 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 in his career
- Hour Record
- Little Bleeders
- 2x Giro stage wins
To know more about Alex Dowsett:
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 13 years old to have a go on a road bike. I did a time trial a week later ad that was the star 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 you 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 daugther over a recovery shake.
Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion?: Motor racing, family and haemophilia.
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.