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Video interview: Team Sky's Jon Dibben and Owain Doull

Cyclist magazine
20 Jan 2017

The two new Team Sky recruits answer some questions about stepping up to the WorldTour

Team Sky signed three young British riders during the off season: Jon Dibben, Owain Doull and Tao Geoghegan-Hart. In this video, the two Team Wiggins alumni sit down to answer a few questions about what its been like to step up to the WorldTour team. 

Doull describes Geraint Thomas as the rider he most looks up to in the team, being a fellow Welshman and a rider with a similar array of attributes, while Dibben admits that he takes inspiration form all of the riders. 'Except Tao,' says a mischievous Doull. 

Food, drink and 'normal things' are apparently the hardest thing to resist as a pro, and therefore a big weakness, but being such high calibre riders, the duo explain their long list of strengths too. They explain that they're leaning from the other riders in the team all of the time, taking snippets from the routines of others and piecing them back together to find what works best for them. 'You don't really get advice, per se, but you're always watching,' says Doull. 

What are your biggest achievements? 'Winning the Olympics, probably,' replies Doull, before looking at Dibben. 'Well, I won a World Championship last year (Points race), so probably that,' he says. 

Owain Doull was due to start his season at the Tour Down Under, but in a freakish stroke of bad luck suffered a ruptured appendix before the race. Dibben meanwhile is due to start his season at the Challenge Mallorca in late January.

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