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Medal Aur Owain Doull

Hanes y Cymro Cymraeg cyntaf erioed i ennill medal aur Olympaidd, y seiclwr Owain Doull. The story of the first Welsh-speaking athlete to win an Olympic gold, Cardiff cyclist Ow...


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-At 14, Owain Doull joined the Maindy

-Flyers Cycling Club in Cardiff.

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-He had two ambitions.

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-This is the gold medal race.

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-GB are the Olympic champions

-and there's a Welshman on the team.

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-Australia have led from the start

-and the gap is widening.

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-Team GB are battling back,

-as we would expect.

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-To be a professional cyclist.

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-Can they keep it together

-as Clancy moves to the front?

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-They're still in it

-with two circuits to go.

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-And to win a gold medal

-at the Olympic Games.

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-The crowd go wild in the velodrome.

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-Owain Doull from Cardiff is there.

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-Australia have led from the start

-but there's a problem here.

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-Owain Doull has lost his wheel

-and the dream is surely over.

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-It's now that Owain Doull

-has to show his character.

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-He will have to dig so deep.

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-2016 was the year

-his dreams were realized.

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-I don't think Australia

-will make it.

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-Great Britain are going to win.

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-The British team have also

-broken the world record.

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-Ed Clancy, Steven Burke,

-Bradley Wiggins...

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-..and the Welsh hero,

-Owain Doull from Cardiff.

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-Owain Doull's Gold Medal

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-October 2016

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-Two months after the Olympic Games

-Manchester

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-I've won road races in the past

-and they were special.

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-It's a high I've never had before.

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-It's a lifetime ambition achieved.

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-The last two years have been

-the most enjoyable of my life.

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-We are a really special group.

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-I think that's the reason

-GB are so good at cycling.

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-I can honestly say that there isn't

-anyone on the team that I dislike.

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-I love them all.

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-I'm a bit sad that I've moved

-from that group to join Sky.

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-You alright?

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-I was watching the Olympics in Rio.

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-I saw you in it, actually.

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-Going to the Olympics

-is a special thing.

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-Fifty days beforehand,

-I found out I was going.

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-We had a press conference

-and I was thinking...

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-.."Fair do's, I'm going".

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-Winning a medal and then

-a gold is different entirely.

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-When in the race did you know

-you were going to win?

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-I didn't know

-until I crossed the line.

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-What was the first thing

-that came into the your head?

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-Relief, mate.

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-If we didn't win, I would have

-wasted four years of my life.

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-All around the world, there are

-millions of people cycling.

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-You're right up there.

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-You're right up there.

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-Cheers, mate!

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-Cheers.

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-Cheers.

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-It's been good.

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-Nice to meet you, man.

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-I'd found out that I was

-going to the Olympics...

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-..about three months

-prior to the Games.

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-In one way, it's as if someone has

-given you that plane ticket already.

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-"Congratulations and well done

-for making the team".

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-On the one hand, it's relief,

-but on the other hand...

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-..you know that it's now that

-you have to really step up.

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-We're going as a group

-and we have to win.

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-You're happy, but you also know

-that you have to work hard now.

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-Everyone else had already won

-at the Olympics.

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-They're tried and tested.

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-I was the new kid on the block,

-like the runt of the litter.

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-It was quite hard to go into it

-with that kind of mentality.

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-I would say that

-I'm quite a confident person.

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-I never really worried

-too much about it.

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-Nobody here is going to hold your

-hand and lead you to the Olympics.

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-If you want it,

-you have to do it yourself.

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-They tell you what to do and

-give you a weekly training schedule.

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-You just get on with it

-over the weekend.

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-If you don't,

-you're only hurting yourself.

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-You could easily lose

-your Olympic place.

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-This place is like an office for me.

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-Coming here is like clocking in.

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-When I was on the track,

-I'd arrive at seven or eight.

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-I'd assemble my bike

-then train for two or three hours.

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-In the gym for a couple of hours

-before lunch.

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-I'd grab a quick nap

-in the Rider Room...

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-..before going out on the track

-again in the afternoon.

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-It's up to you

-to put in the hard work.

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-It looks glamorous

-when you're at the Olympics...

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-..in front of huge crowds

-with everyone cheering.

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-However, most of the time,

-it's just you.

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-When I'm focussing on something...

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-..I like to be by myself

-and training on my own.

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-I'm just in my own world.

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-I enjoy meeting up with friends

-and doing stuff with people...

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-..but it's always on my terms.

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-It's when it suits me...

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-..which is a bit unfair, but with

-cycling, you've got to be selfish.

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-There's no romance on the track,

-nothing like that.

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-You do this session

-with this power for this long.

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-Tomorrow, you'll do this,

-this and this.

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-It's quite robotic.

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-If I knew I had 100 days

-before the Olympics...

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-..I'm not going to do anything

-that might have a negative effect.

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-When I'm on the start line,

-I have to know...

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-..that I've done everything

-perfectly up to that point.

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-If I lose, there's nothing else

-I could have done.

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-May 2016

-Three Months Before The Olympics

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-Olympics, let's go!

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-The Final Training Camp

-Newport

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-At a training camp, for the first

-couple of days, everyone's excited.

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-Then everyone is tired.

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-The more tired you get,

-the funnier everything becomes.

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-You laugh about the smallest thing,

-which is daft.

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-You wouldn't laugh about them

-at the start of the week.

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-In the end,

-you go through so much together.

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-It's a special environment.

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-How does this camp compare to your

-previous two Olympic camps, Steven?

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-Good, if not better.

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-Everything's going really well

-so far and we're cracking on well.

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-Nothing to see here!

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-From Matt Rossiter.

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-"Owain and Steven, when

-you're racing the team pursuit...

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-..do you shout at each other,

-and do you shout encouragement?".

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-Steven, you're the team pursuit

-resident expert.

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-Yes, well, it's really hard to

-communicate with each other...

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-..when you're flat stick.

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-We do have certain commands

-like "Hold".

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-"Squeeze" if the person

-needs to be picked up...

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-..and "Three"

-if a rider has bailed out.

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-Those are the main three.

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-Those are the main three.

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-The only ones we use.

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-"Three" is the call of death.

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-The only thing worse than "Three"

-is "Two".

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-It means you've lost your third man

-and your race is over.

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-The camp is for fine tuning.

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-In theory, everything

-should be effortless...

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-..and the work

-is at the taper phase.

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-At Newport, we went well and

-broke the world record in training.

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-It wasn't race conditions.

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-I was very confident going into Rio.

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-Someone would have to do

-something exceptional to beat us.

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-How was today's session for you?

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-How was today's session for you?

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-Good, mate. Really good.

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-To put it bluntly, we were

-absolutely flying so no complaints.

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-August 2016

-On the way to the Olympics in Rio

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-For GB track cyclists, there's a lot

-of pressure going into the Olympics.

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-Especially when you're

-with Sir Bradley Wiggins...

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-..the most decorated GB Olympian.

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-Ed Clancy won two Olympic golds,

-at Beijing and London.

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-Burkey also won in London.

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-I'm the rookie,

-or the runt of the litter.

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-You don't want to let the boys down.

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-They've done it

-and it's what they do.

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-That's how they're the best at it.

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-On the flip side, if you want

-to race at the Olympics...

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-..you want the best guys around you.

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-They are three of the best guys

-in the world.

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-I grew up with posters of Brad

-on my wall.

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-Being a teammate and a friend

-of Brad is a bit surreal.

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-He grew up on

-a London council estate.

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-I don't think

-he's ever forgotten it.

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-He is a man of the people.

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-There are two sides to Brad.

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-There's the joker,

-for whom life is just a party.

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-He makes people laugh

-with his impressions.

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-The other side of Brad

-is more serious.

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-He's switches on at race day

-and you can see that change.

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-You leave him to do his stuff.

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-We beat Australia in qualifying

-by three and a half seconds.

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-In team pursuit, that's a lot.

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-In the second round, they had to go

-full gas to try to make the final.

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-We only went at 85% and we still

-beat them by four seconds.

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-There were 90 minutes

-between the two rides.

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-All we need to do is get back on the

-track and do the same thing again...

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-..and we'll be fine.

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-That's the plan.

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-Perfect rides in qualifying

-and semi, smooth and in control.

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-No problems.

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-Before a race, we don't get in

-a huddle and gee each other up...

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-..saying "Let's do it for GB

-and the Queen"!

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-We go out to do exactly what

-we've always done in training.

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-All we've got to do

-is get the effort out.

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-We spend a few minutes in our

-chairs before going onto the track.

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-Everyone's in their own world and

-you don't want to interrupt them.

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-Everyone is focussing

-on their job in the race.

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-You don't want to say to Brad,

-"Come on, mate, let's have it!".

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-He could be thinking

-of something else.

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-Most of the emotion comes out

-after the race, not before it.

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-The Gold Medal Race

-Great Britain v Australia

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-The last-minute preparations

-by Ed Clancy, Steven Burke...

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-..the Welshman from Cardiff,

-Owain Doull...

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-..and the most experienced of all,

-Sir Bradley Wiggins.

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-Four years work

-has come down to this.

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-Just over three minutes

-to immortality.

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-GB versus Australia

-in the gold medal race.

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-GB are the Olympic champions

-and there's a Welshman on the team.

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-Both teams went out

-in an unsustainable speed.

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-We couldn't keep up that pace,

-and neither could they.

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-It was a case of

-who would die first.

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-Australia have led from the off

-and the gap is widening.

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-Team GB is battling back,

-as you would expect.

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-We knew we were down for most

-of the race, you could feel it.

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-On the straight...

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-..you can glance across to see

-where you are in relation to them.

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-You could feel that we were

-always a little bit behind.

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-I felt that they were going to die,

-they had to.

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-Can they keep it together

-as Clancy moves to the front?

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-They're still in it

-with two circuits to go.

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-Australia.

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-The crowd go wild in the velodrome.

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-Owain Doull from Cardiff is there.

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-In the other rides...

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-..I knew everyone's lap, when they

-would drop out, it was all planned.

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-The final was so quick, so full-on,

-the plan went out of the window.

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-It was a bit of a free-for-all.

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-With two circuits to go,

-Steven Burke has dropped out.

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-The clock will stop when the third

-rider crosses the finishing line.

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-I had done my last turn

-on the front.

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-I'd planned to drop out because I

-thought the other three were there.

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-I put everything into my final turn,

-thinking that was me done.

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-I did that and just glanced down

-the track to make sure...

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-..but all I saw was Brad and Ed

-which meant I was the third man.

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-Burke had gone.

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-I'm sure he would have shouted

-but it was so noisy...

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-..I didn't hear him.

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-There's a problem here.

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-Owain Doull has lost his wheel

-and the dream is surely over.

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-Most panic moment of my life.

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-It's now that Owain Doull

-has to show his character.

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-He will have to dig so deep.

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-Fortunately,

-I clawed it back quite quickly.

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-I was lucky that I latched back on,

-otherwise we would have lost.

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-I don't think Australia

-will make it.

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-Great Britain are going to win.

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-I do remember crossing the line.

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-I only realized we had won when

-I looked up at the scoreboard...

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-..and saw GB 1, World Record.

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-Then, it was relief.

-A mixture of joy and relief.

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-Dear me, where did Doull

-get that strength?

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-From where did he get that energy?

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-He is the Welsh hero,

-Owain Doull from Cardiff.

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-I can't put into words

-how that feels.

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-Especially as it's a team event.

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-The four of us have been

-through so much together.

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-Training camps, injuries,

-all sorts of things.

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-It makes it really special.

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-My parents and a lot of my family

-had come out to Rio.

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-I was lucky that they were

-at the front, near the track.

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-I saw them 30 or 40 seconds

-after winning.

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-Just to have them there...

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-..because

-they've done so much for me.

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-They gave up most weekends

-to ferry me around the place.

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-It made it all perfect,

-to be honest.

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-September 2016

-The Senedd - Cardiff Bay

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-It gives me great pleasure to

-welcome back home to Wales...

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-..our gold medallists.

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-That looks great on you.

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-How does it feel to stand in front

-of your friends and colleagues?

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-It's not bad, I guess.

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-It's not bad, I guess!

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-It's not bad, I guess!

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-You've got to downplay things.

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-Fantastic. What's next for you?

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-I'm switching over to road cycling

-and joining Team Sky.

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-Step away from the track

-and see what happens on the road.

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-We'll go from there.

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-You're a good man

-and made your country very proud.

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-Owain Doull, ladies and gentlemen.

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-Everything you do for three or

-four years is towards the Olympics.

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-Everything is mapped out.

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-For three months, you know what

-you're doing every single day.

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-That's prior to the Olympics,

-but you don't plan for afterwards.

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-It's just a bit, yeah.

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-It's a little odd.

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-I'm not sure if it has sunk in yet.

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-September 2016

-Manchester - Owain's Home

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-My plan was to do the Olympics

-and then have a fun week in Rio.

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-I'd come back straight back to it

-and concentrate on the road.

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-That was my plan

-for the rest of the year.

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-I'd agreed it with Sky

-and they were happy.

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-The reality of winning the

-Olympics was very different.

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-As I said earlier,

-you can't plan for it.

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-For a couple of weeks afterwards,

-I didn't want to cycle.

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-I wanted to see friends, go out,

-eat what I liked - it was so nice.

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-September 2016

-Tour of Britain

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-Owain's First Race

-Since The Olympic Games

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-I haven't been cycling much

-recently.

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-It's been sporadic as I've been

-visiting friends and family.

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-Going out for meals

-and a few drinks.

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-You've trained you body to be right

-for three to four minutes...

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-..and now you have to race

-for five or six hours.

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-They're completely different so it's

-difficult making the switch back.

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-Not as good as last year

-but I'm getting there.

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-It's been a tough week, so far.

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-The crowds have been fantastic.

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-It's like a lap of honour

-after the Olympics.

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-The whole team has been

-so well received.

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-It's nice to spend time

-with them when it's done.

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-I've said before that he reminds me

-of a young Geraint Thomas.

0:23:450:23:49

-That says how much potential

-he's got.

0:23:490:23:51

-Geraint is one of the

-best riders in the world.

0:23:510:23:54

-He can achieve great things

-like Geraint has.

0:23:550:23:58

-He's got time on his side and he's

-going to the right team next year.

0:23:580:24:03

-He's an Olympic champion at 23,

-so he's got the world at his feet.

0:24:030:24:08

-I struggled after

-the Tour of Britain.

0:24:130:24:15

-I sat down with Dave Brailsford,

-head of Team Sky.

0:24:160:24:19

-We had a really good chat.

0:24:200:24:22

-He didn't give me a kick up the

-arse as such but he motivated me.

0:24:230:24:26

-He told me I had talent and

-pointed out what I could achieve.

0:24:260:24:30

-He told me that I had to put

-in the hard work now to succeed.

0:24:300:24:34

-Now I love cycling again, I love it.

0:24:350:24:38

-I train as hard as I did

-before the Olympics.

0:25:030:25:06

-This is for quite small road races.

0:25:070:25:10

-It will help me in years to come and

-give me the best chance with Sky.

0:25:110:25:16

-Almost every day,

-I suffer a lot of pain on the bike.

0:25:330:25:38

-You're climbing a hill

-which is a ten-minute effort.

0:25:450:25:48

-Three minutes in...

0:25:480:25:50

-..and you don't think you can

-go for another seven minutes.

0:25:500:25:54

-You could just stop.

0:25:540:25:56

-I haven't got someone

-following me in a car every day...

0:26:010:26:06

-..making sure I'm doing my training.

0:26:060:26:09

-It's simple.

0:26:090:26:10

-If you don't train, you won't

-perform and you'll lose your job...

0:26:100:26:14

-..and lose your place on the team.

0:26:150:26:17

-On the flip side...

0:26:170:26:19

-..every day, I'll be out on the bike

-with my little computer.

0:26:190:26:23

-It records everything I do, power,

-speed and even where I've been.

0:26:230:26:28

-Every day, I upload it onto

-the Training Peaks website.

0:26:290:26:33

-The staff and coaches can see

-exactly what I've done that day.

0:26:340:26:40

-In any sport, you have to enjoy

-hurting yourself.

0:27:030:27:07

-I don't go out looking forward

-to throwing up that afternoon.

0:27:070:27:12

-You get a feeling of great

-satisfaction afterwards.

0:27:130:27:16

-Tick that day off, another one done.

0:27:160:27:19

-You're one day closer to your goal.

0:27:190:27:21

-Now is the toughest time, when it's

-cold and the fitness isn't there.

0:27:280:27:33

-You have to work hard

-to get back to previous levels.

0:27:340:27:38

-It's the same for everyone.

0:27:390:27:41

-When you get back on a bike,

-you've got to want it.

0:27:420:27:45

-There's no point

-starting to train...

0:27:470:27:49

-..if you're not ready

-to get back on a bike.

0:27:490:27:52

-You won't train in the correct way.

0:27:530:27:55

-It's not just the cycling,

-it's what you eat and drink.

0:27:550:28:00

-Having to train when you're hardly

-eating anything is really hard.

0:28:020:28:07

-Just enough to train but not too

-much so your weight stays constant.

0:28:070:28:13

-I don't really see it as a job.

0:28:150:28:18

-People tell me that if I love what

-I do then it's not really a job.

0:28:180:28:22

-I'm fortunate to do something that

-I'm good at and that I enjoy doing.

0:28:220:28:27

-'Revolution Races' - Manchester

0:28:370:28:40

-Owain's Last Race For 'Team Wiggins'

0:28:530:28:57

-I crashed in yesterday's race

-in a freak accident.

0:29:050:29:09

-That's quite unusual.

0:29:090:29:11

-It's not too bad.

0:29:110:29:13

-It looks bad but they're just burns

-and my shin's a bit banged up.

0:29:130:29:18

-Apart from that, I'm fine.

0:29:180:29:20

-Only a special character

-can pull off that crash.

0:29:200:29:23

-I don't know what happened.

0:29:230:29:25

-I've not seen it before

-and won't see it again.

0:29:250:29:28

-I was cruising on the banking,

-no stress.

0:29:280:29:31

-Doull attacks on his own underneath,

-a pretty safe move.

0:29:310:29:34

-His foot came out and the bike

-bunny hopped 15 feet in the air...

0:29:350:29:39

-..vertically right in front of me.

0:29:390:29:42

-It was special.

0:29:420:29:43

-BELL SOUNDS

0:29:510:29:53

-Without stereotyping him,

-he's just like the Welsh lads.

0:30:020:30:06

-He loves having a good scrap.

0:30:060:30:08

-He's never been one who's big into

-the numbers, the sport science...

0:30:080:30:12

-..or the intricate details.

0:30:130:30:15

-He just loves getting on his bike,

-come rain or shine...

0:30:150:30:19

-..and just smashing himself into

-the ground, a bit like a terrier.

0:30:190:30:23

-Always chomping at people's heels

-and scrapping.

0:30:230:30:26

-Whether it's for the win or

-100th place, he likes a good fight.

0:30:270:30:32

-Andy Tennant with 53,

-Owain Doull with 51.

0:30:390:30:43

-Owain Doull gains the lap.

0:30:440:30:47

-Everyone else is hurting too but

-you just hope you're hurting less.

0:31:040:31:08

-Horrible.

0:31:090:31:10

-The scratch race is nicer.

0:31:100:31:12

-There's only one move in the race

-and if you're involved...

0:31:120:31:17

-..you're in with a shout.

0:31:170:31:19

-In the points race,

-you're in six moves at a time.

0:31:190:31:22

-You're always on and off the gas,

-and it's the hardest one.

0:31:220:31:27

-Going as hard as I just did, you

-want to win, for it to be worth it.

0:32:080:32:13

-I'm never really happy.

0:32:150:32:17

-He's talented on road and track.

0:32:180:32:20

-He's got a big road career

-ahead of him.

0:32:210:32:23

-I'm not the only one

-who thinks so.

0:32:230:32:26

-He's been head-hunted by Sky

-along with his mate, Dibben.

0:32:260:32:29

-Who knows where he'll end up.

0:32:290:32:32

-October 2016 'Paris - Tours'

0:32:430:32:46

-Joining Team Sky is a boyhood dream.

0:32:460:32:48

-When Sky started in 2010,

-I was 16 or 17.

0:32:490:32:53

-I was just starting out in cycling.

0:32:530:32:55

-To get the chance

-to race for Sky....

0:32:560:32:58

-..for the three years

-after the Olympics is massive.

0:32:580:33:02

-Team Sky are here and include

-Owain Doull as a 'stagiaire'.

0:33:040:33:09

-Dewi Owen and Rheinallt ap Gwynedd,

-what is a 'stagiaire'?

0:33:090:33:14

-It's Doull's debut for Team Sky

-after joining from Team Wiggins.

0:33:140:33:20

-He's getting a taste of Team Sky

-until the end of the season...

0:33:200:33:24

-..as they bring in some new riders.

0:33:250:33:27

-He's already been given a contract

-for next season.

0:33:270:33:31

-Owain Doull is a real talent.

-Brailsford is excited about him.

0:33:320:33:36

-Wiggins sees him as

-the new Luke Rowe or new Geraint.

0:33:360:33:40

-He can achieve whatever he wants.

0:33:400:33:42

-The first race with a new team

-is very important.

0:33:460:33:49

-Especially your first professional

-race with a professional team.

0:33:490:33:54

-It kind of sets what you are about.

0:33:540:33:57

-First impressions count.

0:33:570:33:59

-Owain Doull,

-in his first race for Team Sky...

0:34:010:34:05

-..is repaying the confidence

-that Dave Brailsford had in him.

0:34:050:34:09

-We didn't expect the young man

-from Cardiff this near the front.

0:34:090:34:14

-Going into it, I expected to be

-on bottle duty and the simple stuff.

0:34:150:34:21

-I was quite surprised...

0:34:220:34:24

-..that the team gave me the role

-of looking after Elia in the final.

0:34:240:34:29

-It's quite a complicated job,

-not just the donkey work.

0:34:290:34:33

-It's more important than that.

0:34:330:34:35

-You're taking Elia

-into the last 700 metres.

0:34:350:34:38

-I was a bit shocked

-to be given that role.

0:34:390:34:41

-Owain Doull leads the Sky train.

0:34:420:34:45

-Only Elia Viviani is with him.

0:34:450:34:48

-He is one of the favourites.

0:34:480:34:50

-800m to go as they enter

-Avenue de Grammont.

0:34:510:34:55

-The Welsh speaker from Cardiff

-leads the charge.

0:34:550:34:58

-He has no right to be here

-in his first ever race.

0:34:590:35:02

-He's overcoming his shyness

-in Team Sky.

0:35:020:35:05

-Viviani is on his shoulder.

0:35:050:35:06

-He glances over

-to see who's making a move.

0:35:070:35:10

-It's on the left as they

-all look at each other.

0:35:100:35:13

-It's the man from Colombia!

0:35:130:35:15

-Fernando Gaviria has won this one.

0:35:150:35:18

-He becomes the first Colombian

-to win the Paris - Tours.

0:35:180:35:22

-Well done too to Team Sky

-and to Owain Doull in particular.

0:35:250:35:28

-On his debut, he was there

-right up to the final corner.

0:35:280:35:32

-It went well and the team

-were happy with me.

0:35:340:35:38

-I was a bit nervous beforehand.

0:35:380:35:40

-It's important to do a good job

-on your debut.

0:35:410:35:44

-If you do a good job,

-everyone in the race...

0:35:440:35:47

-..your DS, swannies,

-mechanics and riders...

0:35:470:35:50

-..will realise you're good.

0:35:500:35:52

-Their first impression will be...

0:35:520:35:54

-.."He had some gas at the finish,

-he's a good signing".

0:35:540:35:58

-They pass that on to other

-people at the race.

0:35:580:36:01

-In the next race, they will know

-you did well at the Paris-Tours.

0:36:010:36:05

-They look forward

-to racing you again.

0:36:050:36:07

-How people see you in the team

-is also important.

0:36:090:36:12

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-December 2016

-Caerphilly Mountain In South Wales

0:36:280:36:33

-Scott Davies

-Friend On 'Team Wiggins'

0:36:530:36:57

-What's up next for you?

0:37:060:37:08

-For the next couple of weeks, I'll

-be getting back into my cycling.

0:37:090:37:14

-Lose a bit of weight!

0:37:140:37:16

-Stuff like that.

0:37:160:37:18

-Then I'll head out to Majorca

-on 8 December...

0:37:190:37:23

-..for my first camp with the team.

0:37:230:37:26

-It's just for a short time.

0:37:260:37:28

-It should be a good camp.

0:37:280:37:32

-A nice way to start the year.

0:37:330:37:35

-How about you?

0:37:350:37:36

-How about you?

-

-I'm going to France on Saturday.

0:37:360:37:39

-Very posh!

0:37:390:37:41

-I'll be staying out there.

0:37:410:37:43

-Jet setter!

0:37:440:37:46

-I'll come back for Christmas before

-a team training camp in January.

0:37:460:37:52

-That's with Team Wiggins.

0:37:530:37:54

-That's with Team Wiggins.

-

-Yes, Team Wiggins.

0:37:540:37:55

-Not the Welsh team.

0:37:550:37:56

-Not the Welsh team.

-

-No.

0:37:560:37:57

-I'm looking forward to living

-with you next year, Scott.

0:38:070:38:11

-It should be good.

0:38:110:38:12

-You were out in Nice last year.

0:38:130:38:16

-It's a great place for training

-and for the weather.

0:38:160:38:21

-It makes everything easier.

0:38:210:38:23

-Being home is nice but it helps

-to be out there day in day out.

0:38:230:38:29

-We are quite different

-as bike riders, to be honest.

0:38:290:38:33

-The track lifestyle isn't as good

-as being on the road.

0:38:340:38:38

-It's completely different.

0:38:390:38:40

-It's completely different.

-

-Definitely.

0:38:400:38:41

-You're lucky that you're

-very good at both disciplines.

0:38:410:38:45

-Cheers, mate!

0:38:460:38:47

-It's great that you can switch.

0:38:480:38:50

-It's a skill in itself

-to switch from one to the other.

0:38:500:38:54

-It's not as easy as people think.

0:38:540:38:56

-Doing that is a talent in itself.

0:38:560:38:58

-If you want to better yourself...

0:38:590:39:01

-..you have to surround yourself

-with people who are better than you.

0:39:010:39:06

-I've been training with Froomey

-and G day in day out.

0:39:060:39:10

-That will help.

0:39:100:39:11

-That will help.

-

-It can't be worse.

0:39:110:39:12

-Unless you crack and quit cycling!

0:39:130:39:15

-I'm looking forward.

0:39:150:39:16

-Especially for me,

-this is a big change.

0:39:170:39:21

-I had to be in Manchester

-for five years...

0:39:210:39:24

-..but now I can live where I like.

0:39:240:39:26

-I'm looking forward to properly

-immersing myself out there...

0:39:270:39:31

-..learning the language

-and enjoying the lifestyle.

0:39:310:39:35

-To be honest, I love what I do,

-I'm 23 and still young.

0:39:350:39:40

-Going to live in Nice in the South

-of France isn't too bad, is it?

0:39:400:39:46

-I feel very fortunate

-to able to do this.

0:39:460:39:49

-I want to make the most of my time.

0:39:490:39:51

-December 2016

-Nice / Monaco

0:40:120:40:16

-Team Sky Training Camp

0:40:180:40:22

-This is a great base

-for us as a team.

0:40:360:40:40

-This is the team house.

0:40:420:40:44

-It's not a bad start.

0:40:440:40:45

-Then, obviously, you've got

-all the hills in the back.

0:40:450:40:49

-Some great training roads.

0:40:490:40:51

-Then there's myself,

-Froomey, Luke...

0:40:510:40:55

-..all together about ten Sky riders.

0:40:560:41:00

-Plenty of guys to train with.

0:41:000:41:02

-You could be struggling for form

-in mid-season.

0:41:030:41:06

-If there's people going out,

-it's easy to get out and ride.

0:41:070:41:11

-The weather helps as well.

0:41:110:41:13

-In cycling,

-a lot has to do with respect.

0:41:240:41:28

-You've got to earn your place.

0:41:280:41:30

-You can't come straight in

-at the top.

0:41:300:41:33

-Doesn't matter how good you are,

-you start at the bottom.

0:41:330:41:38

-You climb up the ranks

-as you become more important.

0:41:380:41:42

-That can take two years

-if you're really good, ten years...

0:41:420:41:46

-..or you might never get there.

0:41:460:41:48

-With Team Sky, there are 25 riders

-with many different nationalities.

0:41:500:41:55

-People speak different languages.

0:41:550:41:58

-It's going to take

-some getting used to.

0:41:580:42:01

-I'm joining at the bottom

-of the pile.

0:42:010:42:04

-Around Team Sky,

-Chris Froome is your top man...

0:42:050:42:08

-..most important guy in the team.

0:42:080:42:11

-Million dollar superstar.

0:42:110:42:13

-You have three guys

-directly under him.

0:42:140:42:18

-Geraint would be one

-of those top guys within Sky.

0:42:180:42:21

-It works it way down.

0:42:220:42:24

-Owain Doull, Tao and Jon Dibben...

0:42:290:42:31

-..came through the British cycling

-programme, which is great for us.

0:42:320:42:38

-Team Sky want to bring young,

-British talent on to the team.

0:42:380:42:42

-Owain's a big talent.

0:42:420:42:43

-He did a great job in the Olympics.

0:42:430:42:46

-He's been on the GB programme

-for a long time.

0:42:460:42:49

-We're excited to have

-all three of them...

0:42:490:42:52

-..as part of the continued

-development of British cycling.

0:42:520:42:58

-We've been watching him

-for quite some time.

0:42:580:43:01

-Training camps are pretty relaxed,

-especially the one in December.

0:43:010:43:06

-It's about the new guys integrating

-into the team and the new staff.

0:43:060:43:10

-Just finding out how the team works.

0:43:100:43:13

-It's always tough going

-from the track to the road.

0:43:140:43:18

-The main thing being the weight.

0:43:180:43:20

-On the track, weight isn't as

-crucial as riding a Grand Tour...

0:43:210:43:25

-..and you're climbing

-every day for hours on end.

0:43:250:43:28

-He's an amazing talent

-and he'll make the change quickly.

0:43:290:43:32

-It's about learning as much

-as you can in the first few years.

0:43:330:43:36

-Taking in as much information

-from everyone.

0:43:370:43:40

-Just try and move forward

-all the time.

0:43:400:43:42

-You go out with the best bike riders

-in the world.

0:43:450:43:48

-Nice and relaxed,

-cycling to Italy for a coffee.

0:43:480:43:51

-To be better, you surround

-yourself with better people.

0:43:520:43:55

-If you train with a Tour de France

-winner every day and with G...

0:43:560:44:00

-..you will push on.

0:44:000:44:01

-That was the main reason

-for moving here anyway.

0:44:010:44:05

-Having been here for a couple of

-days, the place itself is amazing.

0:44:050:44:11

-What I've learnt from being here

-is how hard all the lads work.

0:44:120:44:17

-They are all so successful.

0:44:170:44:19

-It's nice for me as a young cyclist

-to see what they do day in day out.

0:44:190:44:25

-Just to see them at work

-is a privilege in itself.

0:44:250:44:28

-Not many people get the chance

-and I feel very lucky.

0:44:280:44:31

-Although I'm joining Sky,

-I still have a lot to learn.

0:44:330:44:37

-Going out with people

-like Geraint...

0:44:380:44:42

-..riders at the top of the sport.

0:44:430:44:45

-Geraint is one of the top ten

-cyclists in the world.

0:44:460:44:50

-Being able to see what he does day

-in day out, how he carries himself.

0:44:500:44:56

-You take snippets of things

-just by being around him.

0:44:560:44:59

-That is a lesson in itself.

0:45:010:45:05

-From the outside, it's the

-biggest cycling team in the world.

0:45:070:45:11

-It's your Real Madrid

-or Barcelona of cycling.

0:45:120:45:15

-I've been in the team

-for a short while.

0:45:160:45:18

-I'm not involved in the big stuff

-like the Tour de France...

0:45:180:45:22

-..but just being a member

-of the team is huge for me.

0:45:220:45:26

-It's great to see.

0:45:320:45:33

-Myself and Luke are already there.

0:45:340:45:36

-Owain joining for next year...

0:45:360:45:38

-..and Scott Davies

-maybe a couple of years later.

0:45:380:45:42

-All three of us born

-and bred in Cardiff.

0:45:420:45:44

-It's great to see Owain

-make that step.

0:45:450:45:47

-He's obviously super talented.

0:45:570:46:00

-To win an Olympic gold, you've

-got to have something about you.

0:46:010:46:06

-As long as he keeps working hard,

-keeps that hunger and enjoying it...

0:46:080:46:13

-..he can go all the way to the top.

0:46:130:46:16

-It's kind of a new start,

-a new group of people.

0:46:220:46:26

-It's also a new way of life.

0:46:290:46:32

-Yes, it's all change.

0:46:340:46:35

-It's an end of an era, really.

0:46:400:46:42

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Hanes y Cymro Cymraeg cyntaf erioed i ennill medal aur Olympaidd, y seiclwr Owain Doull. The story of the first Welsh-speaking athlete to win an Olympic gold, Cardiff cyclist Owain Doull.