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"Next year my contract is up so now it's really time to start putting all the pieces together and getting some results," Ian Boswell said.

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11.11.2014 @ 04:14 Posted by Aleksandra Górska

As it’s usually a case, first two seasons within professional ranks were all about learning and gaining experience for Ian Boswell, but he will eventually have to prove his worth in 2015 as his contract with Team Sky expires by the end of the next year. The 23-year old American admits that so far he hasn’t been provided with many opportunities to shine and is yet to put on his breakthrough performance, but nonetheless expressed his devotion for the British squad.


Aware that he needs to start performing at the expected level during his contract year, Boswell teamed up with his new coach Dario Cioni and the pair reflected on his first two seasons of riding at the WorldTour level.


"I'm going to be coached by Dario and before I went on holiday we spoke and went through the last two seasons and what worked and what didn't work," Boswell told Cyclingnews.


"One of the reasons I'm going to work with Dario is because while I've performed really well in training, it's a matter of performing in races. Dario has obviously raced himself so he'll be able to give me his experience. I saw some improvements this year, mainly in my consistency, and at every race I learnt something."


"Next year my contract is up so now it's really time to start putting all the pieces together and getting some results."


While the 23-year old American seems to be almost relentless in expressing his affection for once unbeatable Team Sky, he remained honest enough to admit that he weren’t exactly flooded with opportunities to show himself off in more significant events. Entering his contract year, Boswell hopes to be provided with enough chances to prove his worth, but emphasizes that it may be even more difficult with the likes of Leopold Konig or Wout Poels joining the squad,


"That's one of the things I spoke to Dario and a few other people on the team. I love Team Sky and I think I could stay here. If I could re-sign now for another three years I would do it. If you look at the recent signings we made, they're all pretty big names but one of my ambitions this year was to do a Grand Tour. I was on track to do the Vuelta but obviously with the changes after the Tour with Chris [Froome] I was taken off that roster. I understand why but next year I want to make sure I get a Grand Tour in but again we've signed five more big riders who all want to do one as well."


"If Froome or Richie then want to rider multiple Grand Tours it's going to become even harder to make those teams. So with the team I wanted some clarity on what they want from me. If you look at a couple of my friends from this year, they were signed on two-year contracts and they were doing a similar job to the one I'm doing and when it came to contract time they had no results."


Team Sky riders are yet to acknowledge their schedules for 2015, but Boswell wanted to be assured he will make that roster for one of the Grand Tour events. Beside that, the 23-year old American hopes to appear in several smaller races with an ambition to chase his own success.


"When I spoke to the team I asked for a more detailed plan of what's expected of me going forward. If they want me to win or be competitive then you need opportunities but if they want me to develop and commit to the team then we're both on the same page," he said.


"So I may do a few more races next year and perhaps focus on some of the smaller ones outside of the WorldTour team. So guys like Seb Henao, Nathan Earle and me will perhaps be going to Austria, Route de Sud, and races like that with the chance to be competitive."



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