'It lifts everyone on the team': Team Sky celebrate two victories in one day at Volta ao Algarve and Ruta del Sol

Brett Lancaster reveals how Ruta del Sol team watched Michal Kwiatkowski take victory in Algarve on the team bus

Michal Kwiatkowski wins stage two of the Volta ao Algarve

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Team Sky enjoyed a day to remember on Thursday, winning stages at the Ruta del Sol and the Volta ao Algarve and moving into the race lead in both events, results which sports director Brett Lancaster said would give a real lift to team riders and staff.

Dutch rider Wout Poels delivered the team's first win of the day as he put in huge acceleration in the final 300m of the summit finish on stage two of the Ruta del Sol, surging clear of Luis Leon Sanchez and Tim Wellens to move into the race lead while Chris Froome finished seventh.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.