Dave Brailsford: Other teams haven't brought their 'A game' to the Tour de France

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford says that Team Sky's rivals didn't turn up for the Tour de France at 100 per cent

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford. (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky brought its A game to the to the Tour de France this July and others have not, says team boss Sir Dave Brailsford ahead of Thursday's stage 18 mountain time trial to Megève.

Sky's Chris Froome strengthened his overall lead on Wednesday afternoon riding away from his rivals on the heels of an attack by Richie Porte (BMC Racing). Froome leads the overall classification by 2-27 minutes over Dutchman Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), who faded in the final two kilometres of the Finhaut-Emosson summit finish.

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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.