'You have to expect anything': Geraint Thomas and Ineos strengthen chances in Tour de France crosswinds

Thomas gained hugely on stage 10 as some of the other GC contenders struggled in the crosswinds

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos) says Tour de France contenders "have to expect anything," having gained a massive 1-40 minutes on stage 10 over rivals  – not in the mountains, but in the crosswinds coming out of the Massif Central.

The defending Tour champion and Team Ineos helped blow the stage to Albi wide open for an eventual overall win. Among the losers were Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First).

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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.