Jonathan Tiernan-Locke ready for Sky move

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Tour of Britain 2012, stage eight

It seems like the perfect ending to the perfect year for Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. The confirmation of his move to what he calls ‘the best team in the world', Team Sky, brought the curtain down on 12 months that saw him rise from little-known Devonian climber to Great Britain's leader at the road World Championships. He's the first to admit that his story is one that might sound like a fairy tale.

"It's all happened so quickly that I haven't really reflected on it, but when I do it must look pretty weird from the outside, just like I've stumbled into it," he says. But he also accepts that things looked very different at the end of March, following the Settimana Coppi e Bartali, a 2.1 ranked race in Italy.

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