Froome and Thomas have not been good enough at the Dauphiné, says Ineos DS

Gabriel Rasch says the two former Tour de France winners need to step up but that this period of intense racing will have helped ahead of the Grand Départ in Nice

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have not been good enough at the Critérium du Dauphiné, says Ineos sports director Gabriel Rasch.

The Norwegian gave his assessment on a tough day for the British team, with Egan Bernal dropping out before the start of stage four while Thomas and Froome were once again detached early from the GC group on another mountainous day in the Alps.

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