Chris Froome: Tom Dumoulin Is Our Biggest Tour De France Threat

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome

Omar Fraile ( Astana ) won his maiden Tour de France stage, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL Jumbo) climbed the Croix Neuve at an incredible rate of knots, but just right of centre stage the subplot of the fight for overall victory between Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin began a new scene. This storyline may not have reached its climax, but the slow build towards the Pyrenees and the terrain on which this Tour de France will surely be decided is coming ever closer with each day. And what's more, everyone can feel it. Mende gave us another intimate insight into the thin margins that separate the GC contenders at this year's Tour de France. After brief appearances near the back of the lead group on the climb to the Mende airstrip, Froome and Dumoulin rose to the occasion, with the latter splintering the leaders with a powerful, yet seated ...

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