News: Jon Dibben Signs for Team Sky


World Champion on the track, Jon Dibben signs for Team Sky

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News: Jon Dibben Signs for Team Sky

World class on the track and road, Jon Dibben, a former rider for Hargroves Racing team along with Dan Mclay and Owain Doull to name just two, has signed for Team Sky and gone World Tour.


It is no surprise that the 22 year old won the World Points title on the track in London and is a very accomplished track cyclist but Jon backed up on the road with 9th in the Under 23 World Road Race Championship as well as getting eye-catching stage results at the prestigious Tour de l’Avenir.

Second in the Under 23 Tour of Flanders is also a season highlight for Jon who joins his former Hargroves Cycles teammate Owain Doull at Team Sky along with another young Brit, Tao Geoghegan Hart as Team Sky’s three neo-pros for 2017.

Dibben confirmed: “It’s very exciting. It’s going to be a big change and obviously a big step up, going from Team WIGGINS and an academy which is very track-focused, to go into the biggest cycling team in the world. It’s certainly a large step up and it’s a great opportunity to get into the big leagues and see what it’s all about.”
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“Obviously I know Owain and Tao – they are two of my best mates – so it’s good that we’re all joining the team together. It’s certainly a whole new environment and a different lifestyle. It’s a big change and it’s something I’m looking forward to.”

Looking back at 2016, Dibben told team Sky “I think on the road, it was a really good year. I hit the ground running at my first couple of races in April. I targeted (under-23) Flanders and that went well. And then once Olympic track selection was made, I then really focused back on the road, and under-23 races like the Tour de l’Avenir and the road worlds. Maybe at the Worlds I didn’t get exactly the results that I wanted to but it was the first time I’d had a consistent block on the road.”

Talking about his goals at Team Sky in 2017, Jon explained “Looking towards the future will be a big target in 2017 and I’m excited to start participating in the races. You’re main job as a pro is just to be on it from January to November – the whole year you need to be consistently good. So it’s just getting used to that constant high level, rather than this year where I had my targets and I went in as a team leader.”

“Next year will be much more about learning how the pro racers ride, and the volume of racing I imagine will step up to double if not more. So it will be about getting used to that”.



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