Third Tour de France stage win for Sagan as Thomas retains lead

Omar Fraile wins Tour de France stage Geraint Thomas holds yellow jersey Vincenzo Nibali considers legal action

Omar Fraile wins Tour de France stage Geraint Thomas holds yellow jersey Vincenzo Nibali considers legal action

At every available opening since that initial gain of 51sec, the Welshman added a few seconds: five at Mûr-de-Bretagne, 20 on the second Alpine stage to La Rosière, five at l'Alpe d'Huez.

Dumoulin confirmed that he is in better shape at this stage of the Tour than he was at this point in the Giro as he vies to win his second Grand Tour.

As Thomas and Froome raced to the finish line in Mende, 18 minutes behind Spanish stage victor Omar Fraile, insults - and liquid from a bottle or cup - were thrown in Froome's direction.

When asked about the Froome's ride on the Finestre stage, and the danger of a possible repeat at the Tour, the Dutchman said: "It could happen". I was fully in the zone then fighting for position.

"(Appealing for calm) is a step in the right direction but I think there are more measures that can be taken, for sure". I hope that doesn't happen.

On stage 14 to Mende on Saturday, the three riders at the top of the overall classification all matched each other on the final climb.

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Slovenia's Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) caused the most damage on the double-digit climb with a stinging attack which distanced both Bardet and Quintana while seeing Roglic finish eight seconds clear of the select chasing trio.

Although Froome was able to stay on his bike and keep with the leading group all the way to the summit, 2014 Tour victor Vincenzo Nibali crashed in the final few kilometres, apparently hitting a spectator, and is out of the Tour due to a fractured vertebra.

"As a Frenchman, I feel ashamed", said Team Sky sports director Nicolas Portal. I think it will come down to the Pyrenees.

The 169.5-kilometre leg starting from Bourg d'Oisans at the foot of the Alpe d'Huez delayed the resolution to the burning question of this race: Is Thomas really Sky's top option while Froome seeks a fifth Tour title?

Roglic, however, has become the dark horse for a spot on the podium. Plus, the intimidating strength Team Sky showed through the Alps threatened to shut down the race. He's really good at those efforts. "I hope that the Pyrenees are going to be more of an aerobic effort, and that it will beat him".

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