Geraint Thomas puncture prompts verbal bust-up involving Team Sky and AG2R

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He was a moment behind when he got a new wheel as AG2R turned on the gas at the leader of the peloton evidently mindful of Thomas’ predicament.

Thomas figured out how to close the hole on the peloton inside 15km, yet was a long way from content with the lead of AG2R as he educated Romain Bardet when he made up for lost time with the French rider.

Bardet was bolstered by his group chief Vincent Lavenu, who included: “We’d just been riding for 10 kilometers.

“We wouldn’t stop and sit tight for them. That is just sensible.”

Stage victors

1. Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton – Scott 3:51:34

2. Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits +4

3. Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +9

4. Emanuel Buchmann (GER) BORA – hansgrohe +14

5. Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky +19

6. Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates +24

7. Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team “

8. Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty – Groupe Gobert +28

9. Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +35

10. Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team EF Education First – +41

Drapac p/b Cannondale

In general

1. Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky 24:43:12

2. Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton – Scott +1:00

3. Romain Bardet (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +1:47

4. Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates +2:35

5. Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team +2:44

6. Emanuel Buchmann (GER) BORA – hansgrohe +3:05

7. Pierre Latour (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +4:05

8. Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team EF Education First – +4:22

Drapac p/b Cannondale

9. Daniel Navarro (ESP) Cofidis, Solutions Crédits +4:31

10. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha – Alpecin +4:45

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