'I expected attacks but we had everything under control'

The British squad were able to control the main bunch throughout the mountain day of the Tour to Culoz, with very few attacks from their key rivals

Team Sky on stage 15 of the 2016 Tour de France (Credit: Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Members of Team Sky said they were left surprised by the lack of attacks from Chris Froome’s GC rivals on the mountainous stage 15 of the Tour de France.

Only Fabio Aru (Astana), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) made moves in earnest, but all of them lie three minutes or more down on GC.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).