Pro cycling - manage the risk, achieve success
Updated: Jun 23, 2019
The 2018 Tour de France finished as usual on the Champs Elysees in Paris, with Welshman Geraint Thomas crowned the victor. Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome (four times) and now Geraint Thomas have won six of the last seven Tour de France GC “yellow jerseys”, riding for Team Sky. With this victory, Team Sky were confirmed as the “General Classification” (or GC) winners of four grand tours on the trot (the Tour de France twice, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España).
In the wake of the 2019 Giro d’Italia, which was the first Grand Tour in five events not won by Team Sky (it was won by Richard Carapaz of Team Movistar), and in the run-up to the 2019 Tour de France, we take a look at the way risk management is applied in Professional cycling....