Sir Bradley Wiggins thinks Team Sky can only benefit if he and Chris Froome race together more frequently this season.
Wiggins and Froome, the last two winners of the Tour de France, barely saw one another last year because of their different race targets, leading to talk of a feud.
Any troubles between the pair were finally put to rest at a training camp in Mallorca before Christmas and Wiggins believes their schedule will see them race more frequently together in 2014, something he sees as a positive.
"We had so much time apart last year," Wiggins said in Mallorca, where he is continuing his preparations for his first race of the season, next month's Challenge Mallorca. "We raced in Oman and then didn't see each other for such a long time.
"I think that in itself leaves a bit of a gap and we are the two elder statesmen of the team, the two riders who have had the most success within Team Sky, so it almost seems strange that we didn't race together.
"The more we can race together, the better for everybody in the team."
Wiggins and Froome are scheduled to race together next at Tirreno-Adriatico, a seven-day stage race in Italy, in March.
"We were on camp in December here and we spent time together," Wiggins added.
"He is off now doing his training in South Africa. I think until his first race in Oman. I will be here for most of January and our first race together is Tirreno-Adriatico in March. I'm looking forward to that."