Team Sky have returned to Mallorca, Spain as they begin their assault on the 2015 road season. The British squad have used their Balearic base as their pre-season retreat for several seasons and the winter of 2014 is no different with the bulk of the team’s squad on hand for training and planning there over the last week and a half.
While 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Richie Porte have spent the last few weeks training in the rather warmer climes on offer in Australia, the rest of the team, including the likes of new signings Andrew Fenn and Nicolas Roche, have begun the process of immersing themselves in their new surroundings.
Of course, this time of year is not just about clocking up the miles. Off the bike the team have plenty of work to do. A lack of results in grand tours – this year they came away without a stage for the first time in their history – will need to be addressed and the riders and management have been planning schedules and strategies to help make 2015 a year of success.
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