'It felt like us against the rest of the world': Negativity brought Team Sky closer together, says Chris Froome

Froome and Thomas brought closer together in face of adversity at Tour de France

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Froome says the punches, spits and boos only brought Team Sky closer together as they successfully won the 2018 Tour de France with Geraint Thomas.

Several incidents spoiled the race this year. The constant booing from Vendée to the France's Basque Country was punctuated with incidents of spectators spitting towards the riders and others hitting Froome and Thomas, who will ride into Paris in the yellow jersey on Sunday.

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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.