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Team SKY Trains in Mallorca

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For some, it’s an annual pilgrimage. Cyclists and tourists alike seek relief from bleak northern European winters with the solace of more agreeable conditions offered by the Mediterranean. And, for decades, one of the most frequented destinations is the Spanish island of Mallorca. One of the Balearic Islands, off the coast of Spain, the island has a sort of microclimate all its own, boasting moderate temperatures and a comparative abundance of sun.

Words and Images: James Startt

What better way to start the cycling season? And so Britain’s Team Sky, like several other UCI WorldTour teams, come here every year. We joined Sky boss Sir David Brailsford and his group for a day at their camp. But we also made sure to take time to visit this jewel of an island and take advantage, even briefly, of some of its historic sites and specialties.