Ineos Grenadiers 'remain in the fight' despite early time losses

Geraint Thomas dropped from the main group of favourites on the Mûr-de-Bretagne finish on stage two

Geraint Thomas on stage two of the 2021 Tour de France
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Richard Carapaz says the Ineos Grenadiers "remain in the fight" at the Tour de France after the opening couple of stages have seen last year's first and second place Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič surge to the top of the general classification as Geraint Thomas lost time up the Mûr-de-Bretagne on stage two.

Pogačar and Roglič finished second and third behind Mathieu van der Poel, who stormed into the yellow jersey with his debut Tour stage win, and have already opened up a slight gap over the other favourites for the overall victory.

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