It is now hard to believe that the team that has in recent years dominated the world’s largest cycling race, the Tour de France, has had such a short history, founded as recently as February 2009. It came into existence amidst the British sporting boom brought about by the 2012 London Olympic Games. Success was supposed to come within five years. It came even quicker. As soon as 2012, Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France. A year later, the most prized cycling trophy was won by Chris Froome. The amazing Englishman dominated the “Grande Boucle” again in 2015 and 2016. 4 victories in 5 years is an impressive feat.
Team Sky’s success rests upon three pillars: a high budget, a constant search of marginal gains and – most of all – people. “Everyone here is incredibly motivated to do their job as well as possible. From the driver to the massage therapists to the coaches to the cyclists. Seeing the commitment of these people, we all do our best” – says Michał Kwiatkowski.