Geraint Thomas 'It's sad to take off the yellow jersey… but I didn't expect to keep it'

Sky rider Geraint Thomas looks back at his time in the coveted yellow jersey of Tour de France race leader as he hands it over to team-mate Chris Froome

Geraint Thomas. Photo: ASO/Alex BROADWAY

(Image credit: ASO/Alex BROADWAY)

Geraint Thomas "is sad" to take off the Tour de France's yellow jersey after the fifth stage to La Planche des Belles Filles today, but he didn't expect he would keep the lead.

Sky's Welshman warmed down with a long-sleeve white Sky jersey over the Tour de France's leader's jersey, appropriate because he slipped to second overall at 12 seconds behind team-mate Chris Froome.

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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.