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Geraint Thomas enjoying the lead
The weather wasn’t very kind to the riders yesterday, with Froome and other favourites taking a big fall in one of the corners, but not even that could spoil Geraint’s happiness.
“It was a really special day to walk off the bus in yellow. It was a massive buzz all day. It was raining, but I didn’t really mind too much. The adrenaline and the pride of just wearing the jersey just meant my day was awesome. I just really enjoyed it. I don’t know how long I can keep it. Tomorrow will be different guys up there sprinting for the win, which will be good for me, but we have to be right up there in a good position. Who knows? Maybe to stage five will be nice, then I can hand it over to Froomey,” Thomas said after the finish in Liège.
Kittel in green
The German is currently leading the Green Jersey classification after winning stage two, but does not hope to stay in the ŠKODA sponsored jersey for very long.
“When you look at the last five Tours de France, every time it’s Peter Sagan. There was always a sprinter who won four stages and did not even have a small chance of going for green. The only way you can win the jersey is if Peter Sagan gets sick or has to leave the race for another reason. Look at the last years and you have always had a very successful sprinter. Last year it was Mark Cavendish, the year before it was André Greipel, the year before that it was me, and none of us had any chance of going for the green jersey,” Kittel said during the post-race press conference.
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The favourite remains calm
Chris Froome fell, among many others, during stage two with just 30 km to go. The defending champion stayed positive, though, claiming he “lost just a little bit of skin”.
“There are no injuries thankfully. That’s the nature of the race because we knew it was slippery conditions like that. Every time you put a race out there like that, it’s a big risk with someone touching wheels or someone sliding a few wheels in front of you. You just can’t avoid it, but thankfully everyone’s ok and got to the finish line without losing any time,” Froome said after the race.
Will Froome take the yellow jersey from Thomas in stage five? Will Team Sky manage to retain it throughout the whole Tour? Share your opinion with us in the comments.