Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, once described the roads of Mallorca as a “Scalextric set for cyclists”. Wiggins is known for his love of training in Mallorca and you can often spot him and other Team Sky riders training on the climbs between November and May. Many other pro-teams have held training camps on the island including: RadioShack-Leopard, Cannondale, Omega-Pharma Quickstep and Lotto-Belisol.
Where do the Pro-teams stay?
Like the many amateur training camps most Pro-teams stay on the East of the island around the resorts of Port Pollenca and Alcudia. These resorts provide plentiful accommodation and easy access to the high mountains via the Coll de sa Batalla and the Coll de Femenia.
Where do the professional cyclists ride?
Where they ride obviously has a close connection to where they stay. However the best place to spot the pros is on the mountain roads of the North-Eastern Serra Tramantana. The most obvious climbs they use are Puig Major, Sa Colabra and out to Cap Formentor (just look at some of the names on the Strava leaderboards!). Pro-teams have also been spotted time trial and sprint lead-out training on the long flat coastal road between Port Pollenca, Aludia and Can Picafort.