What Sky Does
Team Sky is known for this particular tactic. There is no surprise, nor finesse, and everyone knows what they are doing. The team is well trained and disciplined, simply riding a hard tempo, slowly working through the domestiques and the rest of the peloton. Nicholas Roche was the last man left with three kilometers to the summit. As he began to flag Thomas Geraint was the first to attack the remaining contenders, challenging the isolated TeJay van Garderen (BMC) and others, to pick whether they should counter that move or wait to see what Richie Porte would do.