Sky's team tactics: other teams have to take note

Chris Froome wins stage four, Tirreno-Adriatico 2013

Chris Froome raised a few eyebrows in the final of yesterday's Tirreno-Adriatico stage to Prati di Tivo, following Sky team-mates up the mountain.

In the group at four kilometres from the line, Froome had Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Urán, while the other contenders had no team-mates in attendance. Stars like Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) rode unprotected, left to their own devices.

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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.