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Caleb Ewan and Owain Doull join Mark Cavendish at the London Six Day

Joe Robinson
16 Sep 2019

Doull to partner Cavendish for track event at Lee Valley Velodrome next month

Olympic champion and Team Ineos rider Owain Doull will partner Mark Cavendish at the London Six Day next month. The Welshman, fresh off of his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana, joins Lotto Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan as the latest big name to be confirmed for the Lee Valley Velodrome event.

Doull's track pedigree could easily be forgotten with the 26-year-old having raced as part of the British WorldTour team on the road for the past two seasons.

However, Doull is an Olympic champion having been part of the 2016 Rio team pursuit line-up that also saw Bradley Wiggins, Steve Burke and Ed Clancy take gold.

Doull will ride alongside fellow Olympic track medallist Cavendish as the pair headline the six days of racing.

Talking on his partnership with Cavendish, Doull said: 'I can’t wait to race alongside Mark at Phynova Six Day London, he’s a British cycling legend and I’m sure we’ll perform well together.

'I’ve heard great things about Six Day and will be determined to bring it home for Wales under the lights.'

Australian sprinter Ewan will also take part in his first London Six Day partnering with Josh Harrison.

Fresh from a haul of three Tour de France and two Giro d'Italia stage wins earlier in the season, the 25-year-old will swap to a fixed gear bike on the track to wind down his season.

A former track junior World Champion, Ewan will aim to roll back the clock and add another sporting victory for Australia on UK soil in 2019.

'Six Day has a great reputation around the world, including in Australia, so I’m pumped to be racing in London this year. The calibre of riders is very high, with icons like Cavendish and Doull racing in the capital,' said Ewan.

'This year has gone well for me so far, so I hope that I can add to the Australian sporting honours won in England this year by taking the crown.'

Both teams will have their work cut out in racing Elia Viviani, with the current Olympic ominium champion being partnered with fellow fellow Italian Simone Consonni.