Dave Brailsford: 'Despite what everyone says, we're on it, we're here to race'

Dave Brailsford dismisses comments that Chris Froome and Team Sky have turned up to the Tour de France looking 'vulnerable'

Geraint Thomas receives the yellow jersey after winning stage one of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky boss David Brailsford warns his Tour de France rivals not to be fooled, that they are "here to race" as they showed with Geraint Thomas's win in the stage one time trial and three others including Chris Froome placing in the top 10 today in Düsseldorf.

Some questioned Froome's form given his lack of a victory and Critérium du Dauphiné ride ahead of the Tour de France. And of course, Brailsford and Sky have been dealing with the British Cycling and UKAD inquiries in the background.

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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.