Dave Brailsford: 'It'll take quite a lot for Geraint Thomas to get over Tour abandon'

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says that crashing out of the Tour de France after such a successful opening week will be hard on Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Geraint Thomas has fallen many times before in his career, but Team Sky says that it will take a while for him to overcome his crash at the Tour de France on Saturday which forced him out of the race.

Chris Froome's helper and the team's plan B fell on the wet descent of the Grand Colombier and fractured his right collarbone.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.