Chris Lawless: 'It makes it more special to turn pro with a British team like Sky'

The young British rider will make his racing debut with Team Sky at next week's Tour Down Under

Chris Lawless

(Image credit: Team Sky)

Chris Lawless debuts as a professional and in Team Sky's black, white and blue colours next week in Australia at the 2018 Tour Down Under, a "special" moment for the British cyclist.

After years in Team Wiggins, JLT Condor and Axeon Hagens Berman, 22-year-old Lawless will ride alongside many top stars in the first WorldTour race of the season.

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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.