“My ambition for this year is really just to learn and to get into the team in a good way - helping the team and hoping to get some good results too,” said the 21 year old.
“The most important thing in my first year is to learn and not think too much about the results, but when you’re a sprinter you want to make sure you take your chances.”
Team Sky Sport Director and fellow Norwegian Gabriel Rasch agrees with the approach, and feels Halvorsen has all the attributes to go far.
He explained: “He’s very reflective for a young guy. He wants to be a good cyclist and win races, and he knows what it takes to get there.
“Our job is to take care of him as much as possible, I think. In the first year we need to not put too much pressure on him, be careful with him and give him good goals, like using his leadout.
“He has good guys here and he will have a lot of chances. It’s important for us that he understands that we don’t need him to win all the races. He needs to learn and do the big races, reflect on them and learn from them. We take it year by year.”