Embattled Team Sky Gets Support From Primary Sponsor

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London, Oct 10, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky received some welcome news on Monday amidst the negative headlines regarding their former star Bradley Wiggins with the unequivocal support from its main sponsor, media heavyweights Sky. Graham McWilliam, deputy head of Sky News and chairman of the Team Sky board, tweeted he had sent a message of support to the team over the weekend telling them to stay … [Read more...]

Mikel Landa Is Forced To Abandon The Giro d’Italia With Illness

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on Stage 10 after suffering from illness. Landa, who started the day in 8th place overall, fell ill overnight but was able to start today’s 219km stage from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. However, despite the support of the team, he was quickly distanced by the peloton and the decision was made for him to abandon the race. Landa was … [Read more...]

Viviani Wins Dubai Tour Stage 2, Takes Overall Lead

Dubai, Feb 4, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Elia Viviani, riding for Team Sky, sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Tour of Dubai on Thursday and grabbed the leader's blue jersey from Germany's Marcel Kittel. Viviani had benefitted from a crash in the final kilometre that appeared to affect opponents. "Yesterday I opened my sprint too early and was left alone with no team-mate with … [Read more...]

Froome Shows Early Class As Team Sky Take Over At Sun Tour

Melbourne, Feb 4, 2016 (AFP) - British national champion Peter Kennaugh stormed through the first stage of the Herald Sun Tour on Thursday with Chris Froome at his side as Team Sky took charge. The pair broke away after 97 kilometres (60.3 miles) of the 126.1-kilometre stage through Victoria's Yarra Valley and could not be caught. The Sky leaders shared the winning time of three hours, … [Read more...]

Brit Peter Kennaugh Wins Cadel Evans Great Road Race

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Sydney, Jan 31, 2016 (AFP) - Current British road race champion and Olympic gold medalist Peter Kennaugh won the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia on Sunday, as fellow countryman Mark Cavendish pulled out before the finish. Kennaugh (Team Sky) won the second edition of the 174-kilometer (108-mile) race in Geelong, Victoria, in four hours, four minutes and 59 seconds, … [Read more...]

Froome Wins His Second Tour de France In Dominate Fashion

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Paris, July 26, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title following Sunday's 21st and final stage to Paris. Germany's Andre Greipel won the stage, his fourth this year, ahead of Frenchman Bryan Coquard and Alexander Kristoff of Norway. Briton Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Sky teammates to clinch a second Grand Boucle crown following his 2013 … [Read more...]

Froome’s Team Sky Releases “Billion Points Of Data” Power Reports

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Sisteron, France, July 21, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome's Sky team said on Tuesday they have shared a "billion points of data" with the UK Anti-Doping Agency in a bid to quash speculation their team leader is cheating. Sky held a press conference during the second and final Tour de France rest day in Sisteron, near Gap in the … [Read more...]

Froome Puts On A Climbing Clinic At Tour de France Stage 10

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN La Pierre-Saint Martin, France, July 14, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome savagely ripped the heart out of his Tour de France competition on Tuesday by streaking to victory on the first mountain stage of this year's race. The 30-year-old Briton, who started the day in yellow, blitzed one rival after another before coming home alone at the end of … [Read more...]

Richie Porte To Leave Team Sky At End Of Season

Sydney, July 12, 2015 (AFP) - Australian star Richie Porte says he will leave Team Sky at the end of the year to pursue his dreams of Grand Tour success elsewhere. Porte is in the final year of his contract with the British super team and there has long been speculation the 30-year-old wanted out. He confirmed his plans following the Tour de France's 28 kilometre (17.3 miles) team … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Wins The Criterium du Dauphine For A Second Time

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Modane, France, June 14, 2015 (AFP) - Sky's Chris Froome won the Criterium du Dauphine after a solo break on the last climb saw him take the eighth and final stage and overhaul overnight leader Tejay Van Garderen. Froome had gone into the last stage of the race on Sunday 18 seconds adrift of the American BMC rider Van Garderen after winning stage seven on Saturday, and with Van Garderen … [Read more...]