Dave Brailsford: This year we wanted to make the Tour de France unpredictable

The Team Sky boss says they aren't sticking to the same old formula when it comes to Chris Froome's pans for the Tour de France overall

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Team Sky wanted to give the Tour de France and their rivals a twist in the normal Chris Froome script, says Team Principal David Brailsford. Froome attacked today at the start of the descent of the Peyresourde pass and gained 23 seconds.

He shot free when behind his main rival Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took a water bottle from his helper at the top of the 1569-metre pass. It caught many off guard, as Froome normally gains his time in time trials or summit finishes. He won by 13 seconds and took a 10-second time bonus to put 23 seconds into most of his rivals.

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