As with so many cycling stories, Team Sky’s story develops as a Cinderella meets the big bad wolf fairy tale. Formed in 2010, it set about with its aim to put the first British rider on the top step of the Tour de France podium within 5 years. It was clinched by Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and successfully repeated in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Chris Froome. In 2017, he also won the Vuelta a Espana making Team Sky one of the most successful teams in cycling.
It seems like winter keep creeping back into a few parts of the continent this year, but don’t let Mother Nature’s indecision deter you from getting outside on two wheels. Wet weather isn’t any reason to stay indoors; it just requires a little extra effort in getting dressed to keep yourself warm and dry.
With warmer weather slowly creeping into sight, you undoubtedly are getting excited to get out on the road and begin pedaling with a fury. But wait! Even though you may be tempted to give every workout your all, remember that long slow distance (also known as LSD or base training) is just as important as speed work. Base training is the foundation upon which all of your cycling fitness rests.