Geraint Thomas: We'd look really stupid if Froome and I raced against each other

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome put time into several of their GC rivals on the Tour de France stage to Mende, with both riders finishing alongside key rival Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb). At the finish, Thomas stressed that both he and Froome needed to race together instead of against each other, while the Welshman – for the first time in this year’s race – began to hint at being more of a leader than a back-up to Froome.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.