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Thomas insists Froome is still leader despite taking yellow jersey on Stage 11

Geraint Thomas takes the overall lead in the Tour de France 2018. Credit: Alexandre MARCHI/Maxppp/PA Images

Wales' Geraint Thomas insists Chris Froome remains the Team Sky leader despite racing into the yellow jersey himself with victory on stage 11 of the Tour de France in La Rosiere.

Thomas attacked with six kilometres left of the 108.5km stage from Albertville to take his second career Tour stage win and with it the overall lead of the race, one minute 25 seconds ahead of Froome.

This is the scenario 2012 Tour winner Sir Bradley Wiggins claimed would be a nightmare for his old team, but as questions about a leadership battle returned, Thomas played the role of loyal lieutenant.

Froomey is the leader. He's won six grand tours....for sure I'm not going to sit up and lose time, but I think we're in a great position. It's just a bit of an unknown for me to race over three weeks. It's the ideal scenario at the moment and long may it continue.

– Geraint Thomas, Tour de Fance Leader

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