'There were moments where I thought we wouldn't do it': Team Sky survive to take final stage race victory before sponsor change

Pavel Sivakov survived a late threat to his overall lead to take Tour of the Alps victory for the team in the last stage race under their current sponsor

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Team Sky won their last stage race, the Tour of the Alps, but Tao Geoghegan Hart admits that there were moments when he thought it would slip away.

Chris Froome and Geoghegan Hart helped Pavel Sivakov win the ciclamino jersey despite coming under fire from Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida). Sivakov, who won so much as an amateur, won his first race with stage two on Tuesday and his first overall win in the professional ranks. But it was a fight.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.