Besseges: Sky puts up fight in 'hardest day so far'

Nicolas Portal, Etoile de Besseges 2010, stage 4

Team Sky gave a good fight in the Etoile de Bessèges stage to Alès, France, today. The British ProTour placed John-Lee Augustyn in the main escape group of the mountainous stage, but it could not hold off an eventual sprint finish.

"It was the hardest day so far, but it didn't happen in the end," said Sports Director Marcus Ljungqvist. "But they [Sky's riders] were active, we were in the group we needed to be in."

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