Simon Yates and Geraint Thomas on the attack at the Tour de France

The two remaining British riders in the 2014 Tour de France, Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates, in stage 14's escape

Simon Yates leads an escape on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France Credit: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates – the only British riders remaining in the Tour de France – both went for the stage win on Saturday in Risoul. Thomas had a free card to play after Richie Porte fell out of overall contention on Friday and Yates, 21 years old and in his first year, was simply exploring new territory.

"It didn't pay off," Thomas said, "but it's good to just be in the race."

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