Sky's Tour de France TTT: Froome to begin fightback, Thomas eyeing yellow

Chris Froome emerged from the Team Sky bus in Mouilleron-Saint-German on Sunday morning to a throng of television cameras, all eager to discover how he was feeling after his dramatic crash towards the end of the opening stage. Froome assured everyone he was absolutely fine, and proceeded to the start line to embark on what turned out to be another chaotic stage, albeit one he came through unscathed.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.