The Rally Cycling men's and women's teams spent the final days of 2017 at a 'winter camp' in aptly named Winter Park, Colorado, taking part in activities not usually associated with a pro bike racing team.
Riders tested their tactical aptitude with a series of paintball games. Tumbling was on the agenda as well, along with bowling, skiing and fat bike riding. There was also time for the serious business of dialing in their time trial machines as the riders, staff and management used the time to get to know each other and bond as a team ahead of the 2018 season.
The Rally Cycling women's team, founded in 2012 as Optum, will be in the seventh season in the women's peloton, while the men, entering their 11th season, will jump to the Pro Continental level this year.