Meet Sean Flynn, the Edinburgh-born mountain biker moving to the WorldTour with DSM

The 22-year-old has stepped up to elite level after two years with development teams, and is looking to push on

Sean Flynn DSM
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The desert of northern Saudi Arabia is not where you would expect to find a man from Edinburgh, with the powerful sun a cruel challenge for a pasty Scot.

However, this is where Sean Flynn is kicking off his career as a professional rider, part of the seven-man DSM squad at the Saudi Tour. Fortunately, the Dutch chemicals company has produced its own suncream specially for this occasion, so he is no more burned that other riders with more melanin. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.