Still opportunities for sprinters at Team Sky despite GC focus, says Danny van Poppel

Despite big ambitions in Grand Tours and stage races overall, sprinters can still find good opportunities at Team Sky, says Dutch sprinter van Poppel

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Team Sky is still a great sell for sprinters despite the team’s inherent focus on Grand Tour general classification success, according to fast-man Danny van Poppel.

Van Poppel started his season with the team at the Tour Down Under this week, finishing third behind Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) at the end of stage four on Friday.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.