Geraint Thomas sympathises with Tinkoff-Saxo after Alberto Contador crash

Geraint Thomas says Alberto Contador's absence will have a mixed effect on how much work Sky will have to do in the remainder of the Tour de France

Geraint Thomas on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Geraint Thomas sympathised yesterday with Tinkoff-Saxo, being able to relate to losing a team leader and Tour de France title contender within the first phase of the race.

Tinkoff-Saxo is yet to confirm a new race approach following the withdrawal of Alberto Contador during yesterday's 10th stage, which saw Sky's Plan B, Richie Porte, move into second overall.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.