The season-opening Tour Down Under is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean preparations for what’s ahead in 2024 have stopped at IPT.

Those riders not in Australia have headed to Marbella, Spain, for a winter training camp as they wait for their racing campaigns to begin.

Go behind-the-scenes at our camp with our exclusive gallery.

Riders faced inclement weather on day one, which is where their Ekoï clothing comes into its own

The sun thankfully returned for day two, raising spirits among the riders

Day two featured an ascent of Pēnas Blancas, which previously hosted a finish of a Vuelta a Espana stage

Matthew Riccitello approaching the top of the climb

Mason Hollyman and Chris Froome in a playful mood for the cameras

The scenery in southern Spain did not disappoint

Jakob Fuglsang puts in an effort on Pēnas Blancas

Woodsy looking focused

Riding in groups offers plenty of time to catch-up

We asked Mason Hollyman and Dylan Teuns to pose, this is what they came up with…

All smiles from Pascal Ackermann

New signing Michael Schwarzmann prepares for a ride on his Factor HANZŌ time trial bike

Krists Neilands gets aero

Pre-ride gym activation work for Tom Van Asbroeck and Rick Zabel

IPT’s stunning new Ekoï kit in all its glory

Our mechanics – with the help of Morgan Blue’s brilliant products – ensure the riders’ Factor bikes are cared for to the best possible standard

Riley Pickrell tackles a climb in the centre of Marbella

Belgian rider Tom Van Asbroeck is starting his sixth season with IPT