Team Sky warms up for Challenge Mallorca (gallery)

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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Ben Swift

We’re pretty sure that’s Ben Swift in there somewhere

Danny Pate

Danny Pate tucks his sunglasses away on a dull day

Dave Brailsford

Sky principal Dave Brailsford rode out with the team

David Lopez

David Lopez is ready to go

Sky race numbers

A Team Sky mechanic gets the race numbers ready

Ben Swift's Team Sky Pinarello

Ben Swift’s Team Sky Pinarello

Andy Fenn

Sky new recruit Andy Fenn

Team Sky mechanic Ryan Bonser at work

Team Sky mechanic Ryan Bonser at work