Intrigue Aplenty As Tour De France Reaches Final Act In The Pyrenees – Preview

Geraint Thomas leads Chris Froome

In the middle of it all, a bike race might break out. On and off the road, the 2018 Tour de France has felt dominated by Team Sky , but between the whistles and the jeers – not to mention Gianni Moscon's expulsion and Dave Brailsford's willfully ignorant commentary on French culture – it's easy to overlook that the script from here to Paris is not necessarily a straightforward one. In winning back-to-back mountaintop finishes at La Rosière and Alpe d'Huez – a feat previously achieved only by Fausto Coppi and Joop Zoetemelk – Geraint Thomas has established a lead of 1:39 over his Sky teammate Chris Froome , who appeared stronger than just about everyone else over the course of the passage through the Alps. In Monday in Carcassonne, Froome presented a united front as he sat beside Thomas, though when he said, "As long as a Sky rider ...

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