Sky's Richie Porte sleeping in a motorhome at Giro d'Italia

It's carry on camping for Sky's leader in the Italian Grand Tour as the team continues to search for every competitive advantage

Richie Porte before the 2015 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

It looks like Team Sky are taking marginal gains to another level in the Giro d'Italia this year — team leader Richie Porte is sleeping in a motorhome outside the hotel every night so that he is not "stressed" by different hotel rooms and unfamiliarity.

Porte is hardly slumming it, mind. The bus, in grey and black, has its own kitchen, TV, toilet and sleeping area. Sky has employed a driver to guide it around the three-week stage race, from team hotel to team hotel.

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