Geoghegan Hart: The aim is to move down the Sky train

The Team Sky mountain train rolls on, and every year it seems like a new carriage adds extra driving force. Once upon a time it was Michael Rogers and Richie Porte, burying themselves in the mountains to deliver Bradley Wiggins to a first British Tour de France victory in 2012. Then as Chris Froome took over it was Geraint Thomas, Wout Poels, and Michal Kwiatkowski who emerged, in turn, as the revelations of the past three Tours.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.