In line with the nuggets of British biking, Mark Donovan is arguably one of many least well-known subsequent to runners like Thomas Pidcock or Ethan Hayter. After two years within the World Tour and now 22 years outdated, the rider of the DSM-Team might properly open his counter this season by profitable his first victory among the many professionals. With the current departures of Jai Hindley and Ilan van Wilder, the Briton ought to see his standing modified within the German formation. In an interview with CyclingWeeklythe native of Penrith desires to take his time.
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“Keep my head up and grow slowly”
In an period the place younger runners are profitable increasingly more, Mark Donovan he’s sluggish to assert himself: “You have to step back and say to yourself ‘I’m 22’. Tadej PogaÄ ar won his first Tour at 22, but I’m not able to do it. I don’t stress about having to win racing, to be the best I can right now. I’m not worried about having to be at the top of the sport when I turn 23. I’m trying to hold my head up and develop slowly, rather than skipping steps”he says.
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“I am not yet able to win Grand Tour stages”
Despite every little thing, the final ninth of the Tour of Britain intends to progress properly this season: “I’m not in a position to win Grand Tour stages yet, although I don’t think that’s very far away. But seeing these guys who are super young, practically the same age as me, winning Grand Tours and stages, it’s impressive and motivating. It makes it feel like it’s possible. I think it also gives a boost to the whole sport, because there are now more guys who are contenders for victory than only five years ago”grants the runner of the DSM-Team.