Geraint Thomas: 'It makes sense to go into the Tour with joint leaders'

The defending Tour de France champion say he and Egan Bernal will work hard for each other and the team at the Tour

Geraint Thomas after stage 21 of the Tour de France 2018 (Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images)

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos) has said "it makes sense" to share leadership responsibilities with 22-year-old Egan Bernal at the upcoming Tour de France.

Following team-mate Chris Froome's horrific crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné, many assumed discussion over Ineos team leadership at the Tour would be over, with the British outfit reduced to only the one previous winner in their squad.

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