Sky explain Henao’s bad day at the Vuelta

Team Sky’s performance manager Rod Ellingworth was following the Vuelta stage two summit finish on his mobile phone close to the top of the Alto d Monte da Groba when he started thinking “this is just the type of climb where some big name you wouldn’t have thought is going to crack.” As it turned out, one of those top contenders was Samuel Sanchez (Eusklatel-Euskadi). And another? Sky’s Sergio Henao.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.