Doull: Vuelta a España provides base for 2020 Spring Classics

Owain Doull (Team Ineos) lines up at the Vuelta a Espana
Owain Doull (Team Ineos) lines up at the Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Last month, Owain Doull (Team Ineos) came through his maiden Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España and, after signing a new two-year deal, the 26-year-old has designs on an improved Spring Classics campaign in 2020.

The former track rider has been on Team Ineos’ books since 2017 but it took until his third year in the WorldTour to be given his Grand Tour break. He rode as a domestique throughout the race and finished 71st in Madrid. While that result made few headlines, the fact that the Welshman has three weeks of constant racing in his legs should ensure that he starts next season on the front foot.

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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.