Humble, grounded but not satisfied: Scottish rider Sean Flynn's WorldTour ascension

DSM have signed a rider who they believe can develop into a potential winner of hilly Classics

Sean Flynn signs on
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/SWPix)

Sean Flynn had been on a year-long job interview with Team DSM, the WorldTour team inviting the Briton to numerous training camps to figure out if he was worth offering a contract to or not.

They clearly thought he demanded further investigating, but Flynn was on his best behaviour every single time. “It’s all well and good being strong on the bike, but they wanted to know if I would fit in and be a good member of the team,” he tells CW. “I guess it was an audition. Imagine if I turned up and I was really annoying?”

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.