Behind the scenes at Team Wiggins

Cycling Weekly was on hand to witness the new British squad's debut at last month's Tour of Normandy

L'Aigle, north west France. A speaker blasts out an Oasis song ahead of the Tour of Normandy's fourth stage, to which one of Team Wiggins's mechanics sings along. Locals come up to the squad's fleet of vehicles – most notably its Jaguar Sportbrake – and Pinarello F8 bikes to take photographs, while others ask soigneurs for bidons and riders for autographs.

If Bradley Wiggins wanted an insight to what his road racing life away from Sky will be like, the scene from a stage start in this French commune probably won't be much removed from the truth once he joins the squad that bears his surname. Nor will it be that different from what he's used to.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.