Geraint Thomas not sweating early Tour de France time loss

The defending champion dropped five seconds to team-mate Egan Bernal and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot on stage three

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Geraint Thomas (Ineos) says that he is not sweating the early five second time loss as he tries to defend his Tour de France title.

The Welshman slid back in the third stage as it ramped up towards the finish line in Épernay. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won the stage solo ahead of a group led by Michael Matthews (Sunweb) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Also tucked in the group, Thomas's team-mate and Ineos co-leader Egan Bernal and rival Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ).

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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.