Sky down to eight after Siutsou crashes out of Tour

Kanstantin Sivtsov and Sky head bunch, Criterium du Dauphine 2012, stage two

Team Sky lost a key mountain domestique today when Kanstantsin Siutsou crashed and broke his left Tibia.

Belarusian Siutsou has been an indispensable team mate of Wiggins this season. He is a crucial part of the climbing group that has been with the British team leader not only at Paris-Nice, the Tour of Romandy and Critérium du Dauphiné but on the altitude training camps on Tenerife.

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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.