'Froome is still our best chance': Geraint Thomas plays down Tour de France chances despite sensational stage victory

Welshman still behind Chris Froome's attempt to win a fifth Tour de France

Geraint Thomas in the yellow jersey after stage 11 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Geraint Thomas has warned his fans not to get their hopes up for a Welsh Tour de France victory with team-mate Chris Froome remaining as Team Sky's best chance to win the race into Paris.

Thomas won stage 11 in La Rosière on Wednesday and took the race lead thanks to an attack with 5.5km to go. He caught the stage leaders and gained time on his general classification rivals.

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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.