The 25-year-old was made a CBE alongside her husband Jason during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
She won team pursuit gold at London 2012 and is a three-time world champion in the discipline.
The 2017 Tour will start on Sunday September 3 and finish eight days later on September 10.
Dowsett overshot the final corner and paid the price as he finished two seconds down in second place.
Regular 45-minute sessions of aerobic exercise or resistance training several times a week could keep minds sharper as people age.
Cycling UK has teamed up with Halfords in a three-year partnership to promote cycling.
The new study found cycling to work is linked to a lower risk of developing cancer and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Team GB’s golden couple have won 10 Olympic titles between them.
Deignan’s team-mate Anna van der Breggen finished first.