While the riders are the ones who win bike races on the road, its the support team who are the unsung heroes of a cycling team.
An emphasis on coaching, nutrition and marginal gains is what has set Team Sky apart from their WorldTour rivals in their six years in the peloton and instrumental in their success are Sir Dave Brailsford and Rod Ellingworth.
Cycling Weekly sat down with the pair, who have brought so much success to the Great Britian road and track cycling teams between in the past decade, at the Sky training camp in Mallorca to discuss the season ahead.
Brailsford isn’t holding back in his plans for the year, targeting victories in both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, while Ellingworth wants to see the team fare well in the cobbled Classics.
The signing of Michal Kwiatkowski could bring Sky their first Monument win in the spring, but the pair both confirm that the Tour de France will, once again, be the team’s priority, with Chris Froome looking for his third victory in four years.