Wiggins - Le Col closure will leave 'gap missing' in UK scene says Ineos' Owain Doull

Doull was one of a number of graduates who stepped up to the WorldTour from the British Continental squad

Owain Doull at the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Team Wiggins-Le Col have produced a number of current British professional riders, and their closure will leave a gap in British cycling, says Owain Doull (Ineos).

Doull joined the WIGGINS team in its first year in 2015 and graduated to the professional ranks with Team Sky, now Ineos, at the end of 2016. He began his first Grand Tour on Saturday at the Vuelta a España, where he heard the news of his former team's closure.

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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.