2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins takes part in Mallorca Challenge races with Team Sky

Photos by Andy Jones

Sir Bradley Wiggins has commenced his 2014 racing season in the Mallorca Challenge series of events.

The 2012 Tour de France winner is one of a pool of 13 Sky riders on the Spanish island taking part in the series of four one-day races.

Wiggins took part in Monday’s Trofeo Campos and Tuesday’s Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana races, placing 100th and 125th respectively.

Team Sky were active in both races, placing British sprinter Ben Swift in second in the Trofeo Campos and Edvald Boasson Hagen second in Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana.

Wiggins and Sky are using the races as a warm-up for the forthcoming Spring Classics and beyond.

Wiggins has said that he will target Paris-Roubaix and then take part in the Tour of California in May. He will then take part in the 2014 Tour de France alongside defending champion Chris Froome when the race starts in Yorkshire in July.

Read more about Bradley Wiggins’ 2014 season targets in this week’s Cycling Weekly magazine (February 13 2014 issue), on sale from Thursday

Team Sky, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Team Sky, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins' arm, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins’ arm, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

Bradley Wiggins, Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana Deià-Lluc 2014

  • binghammer

    Careful, Kilburn Kid, snot snorting could be a problem for beards in the bunch. Instead of snaking down the line, for rivals to dodge, it will become smeared in the facial wotsit. And a hanky could become an essential accessory, kept in the back pocket.

  • JM

    He looks in far better shape than he did at the same event last year when he looked decidedly – porky?

    By the way does anyone else think that Kittel has got under Cav’s skin and messed with his head?