The 23-year-old said that he was aiming to use the Tour Down Under, his first race as a full time Team Sky rider, to establish his place in the squad and get a good block of early season training.
"I'm looking forward to getting my first proper race with Sky under my belt and doing my job and trying to put a good performance in for the team," Doull told BBC Radio Wales (opens in new tab).
"It's going to be good to get a good one under my belt quite early. It's a nice way of doing it as well, getting away from the cold and the winter of Cardiff and escaping to the sun and getting a consistent block of work done."
Watch: Owain Doull and Ed Clancy on life off the track at Rio 2016
Doull hopes that impressing in early season races will put him in consideration for a ride at the Tour of Flanders, saying that he is looking to follow a similar path to fellow Welsh riders Luke Rowe and Geraint Thomas.
"Speaking to people like Luke and Geraint, they say it's a really good way to start your year.
"You have to come out to Australia quite early, do a couple of weeks of training then obviously straight into the first WorldTour race of the year."
The Tour Down Under will be Doull's first race as a full time professional for Team Sky having raced as a stagiaire (opens in new tab) at Paris-Tours the Abu Dhabi Tour at the end of last season.
He will go into the race as a support rider for Geraint Thomas and Sergio Henao in the search for overall victory, while also looking after sprinter Danny Van Poppel in the flat stages.
Thank you for reading 5 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
Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
I can't unsee Amazon's inside out cycling short images - but I am intrigued enough to consider buying some this Cyber Monday
There's something slightly disturbing about the way some Amazon retailers display their Lycra wears.
By Rob Spedding • Published
Cyber Monday bike deals live: computers, smartwatches, clothing, shoes and more!
Black Friday is done and now we're heading to Cyber Monday and we'll be on hand throughout the long weekend picking out the very best deals on cycling kit
By Stefan Abram • Published
Tadej Pogačar eyes Tour of Flanders revenge in 2023
The UAE Team Emirates rider hopes to add to his Monuments collection next season
By Tom Davidson • Published
‘It’s a good thing and shows progression of the sport’ - Ben Swift hails changes at British Cycling academy
Ineos Grenadier says putting academy riders in with development teams will encourage development of many skills
By Tom Thewlis • Published