Trek-Livestrong’s Alex Dowsett, who made a mark on the U.S. scene this year with stage wins at the Tour of the Gila and the Tour of Utah, will join Team Sky for 2011, the team announced Tuesday.
Dowsett, 21, is the reigning European U23 time trial champion. He also finished second (to teammate Taylor Phinney) in the prologue of this year’s Tour de l’Avenir and held the race lead there for one day.
Besides Dowsett, Team Sky announced that climbers Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) and Xabier Zandio (Spain) would join the British team next year. Urán and Zandio are both coming from Caisse d’Epargne.