Welsh rider Owain Doull has reportedly turned down contract with famous European squad Europcar to join up with 2012 Tour de France champ Sir Bradley Wiggins’ soon-to-be-declared outfit.
The Cardiff rider had been to be the 1st British cyclist to represent an elite French squad since Hunt (Jeremy) raced in 2008 with Crédit Agricole.
However, prior to the UCI World Track at London Olympic velodrome, the 21-year-old star shared that he had finally took it to ride “somewhere else” that he deems would help to advance his career further.
It was understood that the Welsh rider would be joining up with the 2012 British Olympic gold medalist who is to formally announce his squad shortly that would involve a great host of endurance rider from GB in build-up for 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 36-year-old British cycling legend has this plat to finalize his illustrious riding career on a golden note with Brazil team pursuit.
“I won’t be riding for Europcar in 2015”, said Owain. “It was about to happen yet I took this decision to ride somewhere else. It’s because I feel it to be a much better decision for my future and my development in coming few years.”
“Definitely I am looking forward to become a pro”, he continued. “But I fee maybe a squad such as Europcar might not be the best portal to go for if you are not sure that you are ready. So, yes I decided to wait till another year.”
Wiggins’ newly founded squad is speculated to take part in at Continental UCI with Team Sky backup, the very team for which Bradley won the Tour France winner jersey two years back.
“It is pretty merged with Brit Cycling & I feel the ultimate goal of Team Wiggins is to have everyone into team pursuiting to get into best shape possible for the Rio event in 2016”, Doull remarked while speaking on Wiggins’ squad.