Chris Froome: Team Sky will 'light things up' with aggressive racing at Volta a Catalunya

Tour champion says Team Sky will ride an aggressive race after losing ground in team time trial

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The Volta a Catalunya’s 41-kilometre team time trial was always likely to leave some big names playing catch-up and so it proved on a day when Movistar put both José Joaquin Rojas and then Alejandro Valverde into the leader’s jersey, with BMC Racing the only team within touching distance of the Spanish outfit.

Sky finished 46 seconds down in third and with team leader Chris Froome saying they will be looking to "light things up" as the race moves into the mountains for the stage three summit finish at La Molina.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.