Intxausti: From the outside Team Sky looks like a closed circle, but it's really not

Beñat Intxausti explains how he's settled in to Team Sky, saying how the perception of the team is a long way off reality

Benat Intxausti on day three of the Challenge Mallorca

(Image credit: Watson)

Beñat Intxausti has started pretty well at Team Sky, finishing third overall in his first race for the British team, and says the team has made it easy for him to settle in.

Supporting team leader Wout Poels in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Intxausti claimed some of his own glory by finishing second to the Dutchman on the climb to Xorret di Cati to secure a podium finish.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.