Ben Swift, Andy Fenn and Elia Viviani of Team Sky get ready for the Challenge Mallorca. Photos by Andy Jones
Team Sky are on the Spanish island of Majorca for a training camp and to take part in the four-race series that comprises the Challenge Mallorca, starting today (Thursday, January 29).
Despite a warmer climate than the team’s native Britain, the riders were still wrapped up against the elements for a training ride on Wednesday.
Ben Swift, David Lopez and new recruits Andy Fenn and Elia Viviani donned scarves and warm head gear as they headed out on the island.
All three riders will be part of Sky’s team for the Trofeo Santanyí – the opening day of the Challenge Mallorca – along with Ian Boswell, Bernhard Eisel, Christian Knees, Danny Pate and Xabier Zandio.
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We’re pretty sure that’s Ben Swift in there somewhere
Danny Pate tucks his sunglasses away on a dull day
Sky principal Dave Brailsford rode out with the team
David Lopez is ready to go
A Team Sky mechanic gets the race numbers ready
Ben Swift’s Team Sky Pinarello
Sky new recruit Andy Fenn
Team Sky mechanic Ryan Bonser at work