From Rwanda to Oman: Rein Taaramae’s unorthodox start to 2022

As a 15-year veteran in the pro peloton, Estonian climber Rein Taaramäe is no stranger to travelling and competing in exotic climes but his start to the 2022 season has been something quite out of the ordinary.

Ninety per cent of the peloton head to Spain’s Med coast or Tenerife for training camps in December and January before kicking off their campaigns in cycling’s traditional heartlands of Spain or France.