Team Sky's rivals dismissive of Richie Porte's Giro d'Italia motorhome

Tinkoff-Saxo, Etixx-QuickStep and Astana all say that a separate motorhome for their star riders is unnecessary

Richie Porte on stage four of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Sky's marginal gain motorhome for Richie Porte has "very little chance to survive" because of its complexity. The British team is using it for the first time in the Giro d'Italia this month as a test run for Chris Froome in the Tour de France in July, but rivals squads are not keen on the idea.

Australian Porte sleeps in the motorhome each night in the parking lot of Sky's team hotel. His eight team-mates use the hotel and see Porte at night for dinner and in the morning for breakfast.

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