Elia Viviani scored his first win for the team, taking sprint victory on stage two of the Dubai Tour. On stage 15 to Le Puy-en-VelayFroome ran into mechanical trouble on the ascent of the Col de Peyra Taillade and was distanced by more than 40 seconds thanks to a brutal acceleration Sky team 2 the AG2R La Mondiale team, but with the help of his teammates he managed to make it back to the main group of GC contenders to keep his overall lead intact.
On the final approach on stage 14 to Rodez the team stretched out the peloton, splitting it into several groups due to crosswinds allowing Froome to put 25 seconds into Aru, enough to retake yellow by a margin of 18 seconds overall.
The team went into the Tour de France with their "strongest team ever"  After a strong performance on the Mur de Huy Froome took over the race lead, and general classification by one second over Tony Martin.
On stage 12 to Mont Ventoux which was shortened to Chalet Reynard Sky team 2 to high windsFroome was involved in a crash involving a stopped motorbike that also sent Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema down. Bradley Wiggins wearing the rainbow skinsuit at the Paris—Nice In September, Wiggins returned to the Tour of Britain with the stated aim of defending his title.
The victory was made more impressive as Stannard made the four-man selection with three Etixx—Quick-Step riders; Boonen, Terpstra and Vandenbergh. Provisionally he had fallen to sixth place overall which would have given the yellow jersey to Adam Yateshowever race officials decided to give him and Porte the same time as Mollema, ensuring Froome would hold on to his first overall position.
At the end of February Stannard scored the team second classic, taking a second successive victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Froome and Landa performed strongly in the Alpine stages to Serre Chevalier and Izoard helping Landa move into fourth overall.
He also became the 7th man to win the Tour overall without winning a stage, however he did amass ten top-ten finishes. Not selected to ride the Tour, Kennaugh went on to take his second overall race victory at the Tour of Austriataking the points classification in the process.
Wiggins finished his season with second in the World time trial championships, finishing 46 seconds behind triple world champion, Tony Martinwith the team taking the bronze in the team time trial. Froome was awarded the overall combativity award for the entire race.
The team went into the Tour de France with what was without question an even stronger squad than the previous year. The second Tour de France victory[ edit ] Chris Froome on his way to winning the Tour de France The season began with the Tour Down Underwhere Geraint Thomas won stage two and claimed the points classification.
Tour failure and the rainbow jersey[ edit ] Main article: Wiggins returned to action later in September at the road world championshipsagain with the aim of winning the time trial event.
On stage 12 to PeyragudesFroome cracked within the final kilometer, ceding 22 seconds and the yellow jersey to Aru.
Sky entered the spring classics campaign with the perennial aim of claiming their first monument race. With no usable bike, Froome had no choice but to run partway up the mountain until he was able to get a spare bike from his team car.
The team have also signed Gabriel Rasch and on 1 October it was revealed that the team had also signed Joe Dombrowski and Ian Boswellfrom the Bontrager-Livestrong team, as neo-pros. Impressive performances by Tao Geoghegan Hart in the climbing event and Elia Viviani in the sprint event gave the team enough points to take the overall lead.
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