Olympic champion Owain Doull joins Team Sky
Aug 17 2016 12:07 am CET

Olympic champion Owain Doull joins Team Sky
Olympic champion Owain Doull joins Team Sky

British WorldTour formation Team Sky has announced the signing of Owain Doull. The Welshman won Gold with the Great British team at the Track Team Pursuit in Rio de Janeiro.

Doull has divided his time between Track and Road, having finished third in the 2015 Tour of Britain while riding for Team Wiggins.

"When Team Sky formed in 2010 I was 16 years old and I'd just started racing properly as a junior," Doull said in a statement on Sky's website. "It's always been a bit of a boyhood dream to try and join Sky. So to finally be at a stage where I'm about to start racing for the team, and then joining the team properly in 2017, is a bit surreal.

"I've ridden against Sky at some of the bigger races like the Tour of Britain for team Wiggins. To see how they operate is pretty special. I've also been watching as a fan how the team race, tuning into events like the Tour and seeing how the riders go about that. It's something that's incredible to watch, and the way they approach big targets with all the preparation towards it - it's the next level."

Team Sky boss Dir Dave Brailsford believes that the new signing has what it takes to do well for his team. "Owain has consistently put in excellent performances on the track and the road and we think he has the potential to be an important part of the team."

Doull, born in Cardiff in 1993, started his professional career at An Post-Chain Reaction in 2014.
Image: Team Sky logo





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