Promising rider of Team Movistar Alex Dowsett will be making his Grarnd Tour debut when the 2013 Giro d’ Italia kicks off in Naples on this Saturday.
The 24 year old rider from Britain is well aware of the fact that he is about to participate in a race which is widely considered one of the hardest in the calendar but he has already set himself a few challenges and has said that his biggest challenge as well as objective is to complete the race successfully.
Talking about the Giro D Italia, Dowsett said, “It is just 21 days of hard core racing and to be very honest I have kind of avoided taking a look at the route layout because I know this race is definitely going to be one of the hardest things that I will ever be doing. I have been preparing hard for this race and I intend to continue this hard work for the three weeks of the race. I intend to take the race day by day and give it my best shot.
He further said that Tirreno-Adriatico has given him a lot of confidence and riding for the second and the third week is going to be like experiencing the unknown. He said that it was quite mad to think that a single race takes up almost the entire month of May. He said that he was writing off May from his social calendar and this is something that he has never done before.
Dowsett has been enjoying a varied and packed calendar this racing season and he has competed in the Tirreno-Adriatico, the Belgian Spring Classics and he along with his team mates from Movistar were also able to fit into a team time trial which took place in Spain.
So, his experience in these events will come in handy at the Giro d’ Italia.