Team Sky is a British professional cycling team that competes in the UCI World Tour since 2010. The team has born with the ambition of winning the Tour de France with a British rider within five years, goal achieved just three years later when Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France. Since then Team Sky went onto win the Grand Boucle two more times with Chris Froome in 2013 and 2015, besides achieving many stage races in the most important World Tour competitions.
In 2016 Chris Froome will aim to join the likes of Greg LeMond, Louison Bobet and Philippe Thys on three Tour de France victories. Once again he’ll be ably supported by Geraint Thomas, whose own Grand Tour ambitions may have to wait till 2017 as the Welshman has intimated his desire to target the Olympic road race as back-up GC rider. But it’s Sky’s new signings that could see the team threaten Movistar’s status as the UCI’s world number one team. Mikel Landa has joined from Astana and seems a shoo-in for the Giro d’Italia after winning two stages in 2015 and finishing third overall. The Pole Michal Kwiatkowski also looks a shrewd signing. The 2014 world champion knows what it takes to win the big one-day events, something that’s so far not been the fullest column on Sky’s palmares.