'If I could select an under-23 development system, I'd go with America's not Britain's'

Team Sky's American Ian Boswell says that the American development system teaches young riders to be adaptive and independent

Ian Boswell.

(Image credit: Daniel Gould)

American Ian Boswell is starting his fifth season with Team Sky. Enough time has passed for him to know his team-mates like Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh, and the British programme they developed in. He says, however, if he could have it his way, he prefers the United States's under-23 system.

Boswell rode for Axel Merckx's Bontrager Livestrong development team, now Axeon Hagens Berman, and with USA Cycling for select races. After a trial period with Argos-Shimano, now Sunweb, Sky signed him for the 2013 season.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1