Junior timetrial World Champion Oscar Chamberlain ahead of his first U23 year: "It's going to be a time for me to learn as much as possible"

It's not easy for young Australian riders to break through in Europe, but Oscar Chamberlain did more than just break through in 2023, he shot to the very top. In his AG2R U19 jersey, he rose to top 3 and top 5 results, before shocking the world with a World Champion title against the clock.

In early 2022, Chamberlain impressed with E3 Saxo Classic Juniors victory. "That was probably one of the the biggest points that changed the trajectory of my future. I mean, it's pretty rare to have an Australian racing in Europe let alone sort of being at the pointy end so to win one of those big races definitely caught the eye of some people and it was definitely a turning point," he tells Cyclingnews.

"Obviously Worlds was super special to end the season on. The beginning of season was a bit sort of rough. I was just getting used to the team and getting used to being in Europe all by myself. But second at Roubaix behind my team-mate was super cool and I guess another highlight was the Watersley. It was a pretty cool win because it was where I was based."

"Next season it's going to be a time for me to learn as much as possible and not rush things. There's a trend now that the WorldTour is getting younger and younger – I think for me there's no point to rush there. The more time I spend trying to learn and improve on that aspect will be beneficial. My love is for the Classics."

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