Owain Doull on Team Sky: 'This pressure is nothing like the Olympic team pursuit'

23-year-old Welshman Owain Doull talks about his switch from racing on the track at the Olympics with Great Britain to riding for Team Sky on the road

Owain Doull on the podium after helping GB to win gold in the team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Owain Doull pulled the peloton along in the Abu Dhabi Tour yesterday for new Sky team-mate Elia Viviani and finished empty, with sweaty salt stains on his black jersey. However, he says the pressure is nothing like racing for an Olympic gold medal in the team pursuit.

The 23-year-old joined Team Sky late this summer after winning the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro with Bradley Wiggins. Already, he raced Paris-Tours and began the four-day Abu Dhabi Tour in the Persian Gulf. "To an extent” the pressure is nothing compared to the team pursuit.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.