Team Sky say they could still lose everything on final Tour de France mountain stage

Team Sky’s lead directeur sportif Nicolas Portal says that he’s very much relieved that Chris Froome came away losing just 43 seconds to Tom Dumoulin on stage 19 of the Tour de France and so remains a podium contender. Portal hopes that Froome’s travails on the Col du Portet were a one-off, a un jour sans but Team Sky is concerned about the final mountain and time trial stages.    

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.