Team Sky's Tour de France rest day routine revealed

Team Sky nutritionist James Morton reveals how the British outfit structure their rest day to stay fresh for the yellow jersey defence that lies ahead

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Team Sky head into the first rest day of the Tour de France with the maillot jaune safely on Chris Froome’s shoulders. However this isn’t a time for the team to rest on their laurels with as much planning going into a rest day schedule as the race itself.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.