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.
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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.
Dan Martin will enjoy the first rest day of the Tour de France with a nice feeling in his mind – if not necessarily his legs – after a tough opening week ended with the Irishman well placed.
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.
Geraint Thomas capitalised on crosswinds to vault up to second overall at the Tour de France in a chaotic finish to stage 10 in Albi.
Team Ineos were happy to see the focus switch from Egan Bernal to Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France as Friday’s long, slow day in the saddle allowed time for the dust to settle on a dramatic first mountain stage of the race.
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.