Owain Doull excited ahead of 'surreal' Mark Cavendish madison

Owain Doull in scratch race, Track World Championships 2013, day two, evening

The madison can be a nervy affair at the best of times, but for up and coming Welsh youngster Owain Doull the madison at next month's International Belgian Open track meet in Ghent will be one of the most nerve-wracking races of his life.

The 20 year-old from Cardiff will be partnered with former world road race champion and double world madison champion Mark Cavendish as the Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider makes his return to serious track competition on September 6.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.