These are questions cycling fans around the world would have asked themselves at some point: why do the pro teams hold training camps every winter? What are they for? How important are they?

David Bailey, IPT’s Head of Performance Support, and lead coach Ciaran Rawlins O’Grady take us behind the scenes at the team’s camp in Marbella, Spain, to explain all in this video.

Click here for our exclusive photo gallery from the Marbella camp.