Stagiaire Ethan Hayter is looking forward to his Team Sky debut at Coppa Agostoni on Saturday and is in confident mood following a standout season on both the track and road.

Hayter has enjoyed a promising campaign on the road with some impressive results for Great Britain at under-23 level. He has dovetailed that with remarkable success on the track, with a gold medal in the Team Pursuit at the World Championships, before solo success in the Omnium against a stellar field which included current Olympic champion Elia Viviani.

And despite a whirlwind year, the 19 year old is taking it all in his stride and focusing on riding for Team Sky in a number of one day races in Italy, starting with Coppa Agostoni this weekend.

He told TeamSky.com: “This year has been a bit weird. It’s really kicked in since I won Worlds really, but I’ve kind of just accepting things as they happen and going along with it.

“It’s like I’m not really realising what’s happening... It just keeps working out nicely.”
Ethan Hayter

Ethan Hayter

My confidence is as high as its ever been, I’m realising what I’m capable of and I’m excited to get stuck in with Team Sky.
Despite his achievements on the track and recent good results on the road - most notably a quartet of top-10 finishes at the Tour of Britain - Hayter is yet to take stock of his achievements and is focused on a hectic final few weeks of the season.

Hayter added: “I lived in Italy for a year, doing 10 one-day races, so I know the drill pretty well - it’ll just be even harder than before, harder than the under-23 races!”

“I’ve not had much chance to think about this year as I’m still going to be pretty busy in September and October, but I’m slowly realising I’ve achieved a lot this year.

“My confidence is as high as its ever been, I’m realising what I’m capable of and I’m excited to get stuck in with Team Sky."

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