Owain Doull: Welsh rider joins EF Education-Nippo after leaving Ineos Grenadiers

Owain Doull: Welsh rider joins EF Education-Nippo after leaving Ineos Grenadiers


Owain Doull won team pursuit gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Owain Doull won team pursuit gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Owain Doull has joined EF Education-NIPPO after leaving Ineos Grenadiers.

The Welsh rider, 28, said earlier this month he would be exiting Ineos having joined the team – then known as Team Sky – in 2017.

Doull’s Grand Tour chances have been limited to the 2019 Vuelta a Espana since moving from Team Wiggins.

“I still have dreams and aspirations I want to achieve and I think EF is the perfect place to help me realise that,” Doull said.

“I’ve learned a lot of things and I’ve had some great opportunities, but I think this is the right time for me to progress my career and take that next step forward.”

Doull, an Olympic gold medallist in 2016, told EF Education-NIPPO’s website the Classics “will be a big goal” following his move, as will “getting stuck into more Grand Tour racing”.

Team chief executive Jonathan Vaughters said Doull would give EF Education-Nippo a “broader spectrum of options” in the Classics.

Vaughters added: “He hasn’t been given the opportunity to race very many Grand Tours in his career and I think that that’s something he’ll be quite successful at once he’s given the chance.”



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