Haemophilia has once again proven no barrier for Alex Dowsett as he has just completed the 2019 Tour de France.
The 2019 race was 3,480km with 21 stages. It started in Brussels on the 6th of July and finished on the 28th of July in Paris
This was Alex’s second attempt after having to withdraw from the race four years ago after crashing on Stage 4 which forced him to pull out by Stage 12.
Alex raced with Team Katusha Alpecin and is the only known elite athlete with haemophilia. Alex has been vocal about his experience of living with haemophilia and, in 2016, launched his charity, Little Bleeders. The charity aims to encourage young people and their families to lead active lives and participate in sport, particularly swimming and cycling, as a way of managing their condition. They support little bleeders to see that despite their condition, they can lead fulfilling, healthy and normal lives.
Well done, Alex! It’s a tremendous effort on your part and you are an inspiration to other “little bleeders” to prove that having a bleeding disorder doesn’t have to hold you back.
Press featuring Alex:
- Alex Dowsett eyeing victory in Tour de France time trial
- VIDEO – Tour de France 2019: ‘All dignity goes out the window!’ – Alex Dowsett explains post-stage routine
- ‘You’ve got to enjoy the sacrifices’: British riders on how they got to race (and win) the Tour de France
- ‘It was epic, like nothing I’ve ever experienced’: Alex Dowsett on his emotions climbing the Tourmalet at Tour de France