Eight examples of great teamwork at the Tour de France

Take a look at some of the unsung heroes of the sport of cycling. The domestiques have done a great job in protecting their leaders in the Tour de France so far

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas on stage four of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

After stage five of the Tour de France, Movistar tweeted this gem of a photo of little Nairo Quintana taking a glimpse around his human shield, Alejandro Valverde to check out what was happening up the road.

The vast majority of the accolades in cycling go to the winning rider, but let's not forget those hardy souls who grind themselves into the ground to get their man to the line. So let's take a look at a few of the unsung heroes of of the Tour de France.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.