Eddie Dunbar aiming to make the most of WorldTour opportunities in new season with Team Sky

The Irishman says he's grateful to Sky for signing him midway through the season after the collapse of Aqua Blue Sport

Eddie Dunbar at the 2018 Tour of Gunagxi (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Eddie Dunbar says he'll be looking to capitalise on any WorldTour opportunity he can get with Team Sky in 2019, after he unexpectedly made the step up from Pro Continental level mid-way through this season.

The 22-year-old began the year as part of his home team Aqua Blue Sport, but the Irish squad abruptly folded in August due to financial difficulties. That left a 16-strong roster of riders looking for a new team for 2019, with the team's bigger names like Larry Warbasse and Adam Blythe able to eventually secure spots in the WorldTour for next year with AG2R La Mondiale and Lotto-Soudal respectively.

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Richard Windsor

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