Doull determined to fulfil Classics potential after year of personal tragedy

AIXENPROVENCE FRANCE FEBRUARY 16 Arrival Owain Doull of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Celebration Matthias Brndle of Austria and Team Israel StartUp Nation during the 5th Tour de La Provence 2020 Stage 4 a 1705km stage from Avignon to AixEnProvence TDLP letourdelaprovence TDLP2020 on February 16 2020 in AixEnProvence France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Owain Doull (Ineos Grenadiers) celebrates a win at the 2020 Tour de la Provence (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

He might only be 27 but Owain Doull heads into Belgium's Opening Weekend as one of Ineos Grenadiers' most experienced riders and, after a year beset by personal tragedy, the Welshman is looking to lay down his best Classics season to date and build on the promising results he’s had in the past.

"I feel like I’ve not fulfilled my potential in these races," Doull tells Cyclingnews after completing his recon of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Thursday.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.