Team Sky denied they had a leadership battle brewing at the Tour de France despite Geraint Thomas sitting more than a minute clear of Chris Froome after seven stages.
Mark Cavendish’s frustrating start to the Tour de France continued on Tuesday as he found himself squeezed out on stage four in Sarzeau.
Greg Van Avermaet beat Geraint Thomas to the yellow jersey but Team Sky used Monday’s team time trial at the Tour de France to eradicate many of the losses Chris Froome suffered on the opening day.
World champion Peter Sagan won stage two of the Tour de France to take the yellow jersey as Chris Froome did a better job of staying out of trouble on another crash-strewn finale.
Chris Froome’s bid for a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title got off to a bumpy start as the Team Sky rider crashed and lost time in a chaotic finish to the opening stage.
Chris Froome found himself almost a minute down just one day into the Tour de France after the Team Sky rider crashed in a chaotic finish to stage one.
If Tour de France organisers thought Chris Froome’s Salbutamol case had gone away in time for this year’s race, it seems they were sadly mistaken.
Chris Froome has sought to explain the facts of his recent salbutamol case by writing in French newspaper Le Monde on the eve of the Tour de France.
There was no sense of triumphalism from Chris Froome as he faced the Tour de France media two days after the anti-doping investigation into him was dropped.
Chris Froome plans to swipe back at Tour de France fans upset that he is competing at this year’s race.