Dylan’s start to life at Team Sky has been made that bit easier by joining compatriot Wout Poels. The pair roomed together in Andalusia and hit it off.
“I didn’t know Wout at all before I joined the team,” he explains. “Obviously I knew who he was but we had raced different races over the years. We roomed together in Ruta though and got on well. I liked it, we could speak Dutch, so that was easy - and I like Wout as a person. I enjoyed it a lot, we had a nice week.”
Now Dylan’s attention switches to the Classics and, after finishing fourth in the Tour of Flanders last year, the 25 year old is optimistic about the coming weeks.
He is, however, hoping for better luck at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this weekend.
“I did Omloop for the first time last year and I didn’t really enjoy it because I crashed! But the roads we race on I really enjoy. If it’s Omloop or E3 or Flanders itself it’s always something special. In all of those races I want to show myself.
“I was never the leader in my last team so it will be a little bit different for me. I think I’ve got good form, so I hope I can give the guys something back.”