Chris Froome commits to support Geraint Thomas for Tour de France win after struggling on stage 17 finish

Froome still aiming for podium, but will work to secure yellow for Thomas

Geraint Thomas rides ahead of Chris Froome on stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Chris Froome says he will support Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas to a Tour de France win after struggling and losing time on the short and explosive stage 17 to the Col du Portet.

Froome's reign in Grand Tours appeared to waver when he first slipped behind six kilometres from the end of stage 16. He then lost contact for good with around three kilometres to race while Welshman Thomas rode away with his rivals in the yellow jersey.

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