Geraint Thomas admitted he felt “weak” after the unforgiving slopes of the Tourmalet dealt a blow to his Tour de France hopes.
Julian Alaphilippe’s stunning victory in Friday’s Tour de France time trial led a surprised Geraint Thomas to suggest the Frenchman might now be the favourite to win the race.
A stunned Geraint Thomas called Julian Alaphilippe the favourite to win the Tour de France after the Frenchman’s shock time trial victory in Pau saw him extend his lead in yellow.
Simon Yates reached out and grabbed a slice of Tour de France glory with victory on Thursday’s stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
Simon Yates claimed his first career Tour de France victory on stage 12 from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
Adam Yates is looking to the mountain stages of the Tour de France with optimism after emerging from a testing opening 10 days in good shape.
Geraint Thomas vaulted up to second overall at the Tour de France as crosswinds blew the general classification apart in a chaotic finish to stage 10 in Albi.
By the first rest day of the Tour de France there were no reported cases of mistaken identity involving the Yates twins.
Daryl Impey won stage nine of the Tour de France from the breakaway as Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe kept the yellow jersey on Bastille Day.
Geraint Thomas delivered a major statement of intent in the defence of his Tour de France crown as he dropped Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal on the final brutal slopes of La Planche des Belles Filles.
Geraint Thomas knows he faces a battle to keep up with his young team-mate Egan Bernal when the Tour de France heads for La Planche des Belles Filles on Thursday.
Julian Alaphilippe stormed into the yellow jersey as Geraint Thomas lost a handful of seconds to team-mate Egan Bernal on stage three of the Tour de France.
The rebrand from Team Sky to Team Ineos did nothing to change their luck in Tour de France team time trials but another podium finish without victory at least saw Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal pick up significant chunks of time on their rivals for the yellow jersey.