Team Sky's quietest Grand Tour yet

With no wins so far in the 2014 Giro d'Italia, Team Sky has had its quietest Grand Tour outing since it formed in 2010

Sky at the team presentation of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

On the Giro d'Italia's third rest day and with six days to race, Team Sky> is on track for one of its quietest Grand Tours since it began in 2010. It scored two second places – one with Ben Swift in Dublin and one with Dario Cataldo at Oropa – but those fail to compare its past victories.

"Coming here, the plan was different," sports director, Dario Cioni told Cycling Weekly. "We usually go into a Grand Tour with a GC favourite. Obviously, Brad [Wiggins] was racing the Tour of California, Richie [Porte] had problems and we wanted him to focus on the Tour. It would've been different if he was here for GC."

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