Team Sky: ‘We wouldn’t have worked as hard as BMC did today’

Dave Brailsford says he's happy to see Chris Froome in strong form after a day in which BMC Racing took the strain despite Sky's possession of the yellow jersey

Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing) leads the peloton at the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky's Dave Brailsford says that the team would have been less "concerned" and wouldn't have ridden as hard as BMC Racing did to control the Tour de France's fifth stage to La Planche des Belles Filles today.

BMC led the race with its red and black train for much of the afternoon towards the final summit finish. Sky took over only for the final 5.9-kilometre climb.

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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.