'We expected it to go off a bit, and it really did' — Geraint Thomas takes advantage of Tadej Pogačar's bad day on hectic Tour de France stage

Ineos Grenadiers still have two riders in the top ten heading into Wednesday's Alpe d'Huez stage

Geraint Thomas
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Geraint Thomas started the day fourth on general classification at the Tour de France. Geraint Thomas ended the day fourth on general classification. However, that is far from the whole story. 

The Ineos Grenadiers rider finished fourth on a critical Alpine stage which saw Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) dropped decisively by his rivals for the first time at the Grand Tour. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.