Following on from a visit to Cannondale’s headquarters in Wilton Connecticut, Dan Martin and his team mates are heading to the British Virgin Islands for a team building exercise.

There will be big changes for the team this year, as they merge with the Cannondale team. The team will consist of sixteen riders from Garmin’s team with eight riders coming across from Cannondale, in addition to three signings from various other teams, including Joe Dombrowski of Team Sky.

The team-building exercise will involve sailing for four days around the Island of Tortola.

Team manager Jonathan Vaughters told cyclingnews, “Like cycling, sailing is a team sport. The idea with sailing and living on the boats is to take these guys totally out of their comfort zone and get to know each other and work together under difficult circumstances,” team manager Jonathan Vaughters said.

“For many if not most, this will be a totally foreign activity – so they will need to support each other just as they will all season during races.


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