Geraint Thomas: Strength in depth the key for Team Sky's successful Tour de France

Geraint Thomas hails Team Sky's nine-man Tour de France squad, all of who will make the start line in Paris on the final stage

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome after stage 20 of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Geraint Thomas safely shepherded his Sky leader into Morzine on Saturday all but ensuring Chris Froome a career third Tour de France victory and the team a fourth title.

Thomas was prominent at the front of the yellow jersey group that rode tempo on the Col de Joux Plane and then took no risks on the wet and narrow descent into the alpine town.

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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.