Team Sky Goes on Time Trial Training
Team Sky shows that they can multi-task with the best of them as Edvald Boasson Hagen wins the 3rd stage of the Tour of Oman while the rest of the team practices on their time trial equipment.
Team Sky sprinters Thomas Löfkvist, Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati and Morris Possoni grabbed the chance to test their Pinarello TT bikes in Valencia, with team manager Dave Brailsford and director of operations Carsten Jeppesen in close supervision.
The riders must have been glad for the opportunity to put the TT bikes through their paces, as the opening time trial race in the Tour of Oman did not feature aero bikes. However, the team will get to ride the Pinarello machines in actual racing action at the upcoming Vuelta a Andalucia, which will begin this February 21.
Aside from testing out their TT bikes, Team Sky also did some training rides on the road in preparation for the Andalucian event, as well as the Tour du Haut Var.
Here are the riders that Team Sky is planning to field for the two events:
Team Sky riders for Tour du Haut Var: Michael Barry, Sylvain Calzati, Dario Cioni, Chris Froome, Peter Kennaugh, Nicolas Portal, Morris Possoni and Ben Swift
Team Sky riders for Vuelta a Andalucia: Kjell Carlstrom, Steve Cummings, Simon Gerrans, Greg Henderson, Thomas Lofkvist, Serge Pauwels and Bradley Wiggins