Geraint Thomas: 'I'd rather be having the race of my life and get booed than be dropped and get cheered'

Thomas willing to take the abuse while he enjoys the yellow jersey

Geraint Thomas on the podium before stage 13 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Geraint Thomas does not mind the occasional boo or anti-Team Sky shout if he is having the race of his life in the Tour de France's yellow jersey.

Thomas emerged from the first week as a bona fide contender for the 2018 edition. He won at La Rosière summit finish on stage 11 and then in the yellow jersey the next day won up the famous Alpe d'Huez climb.

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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.