Chris Froome outlines how he'll avoid a repeat of time loss that cost him the 2016 Vuelta a España

Team Sky wary of early attacks on stage 15

Chris Froome on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) is aware that the short stage to Formigal cost him the 2016 Vuelta a España and says the responsibility is on him and his Sky team to avoid that same trap.

Froome last year sat ready to take the red jersey and win the Spanish tour after dominating the Tour de France. All he had to do was stay in contention for the final time trial and over-take Nairo Quintana (Movistar). His rivals Quintana and Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), however, isolated him immediately in the mountain stage and took too much time to make an overall victory possible for the Brit.

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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.