2015 Tour Stage 19 reaction: Froome 'sad' as Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas loses sight of podium

Chris Froome survived another brutally tough day as leader of Le Tour, but his faithful Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas struggled after his earlier exertions and slipped down from fourth to 15th in GC. Froome admitted he was sad to see 'G' lose so much time and with it any chance of a podium finish in Paris.

2015 Tour Stage 19 reaction: Froome upbraids 'unsportsmanlike' Nibali for sneak attack

Race leader Chris Froome accused 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali of "unsportsmanlike" behaviour for mounting an attack on him at precisely the moment when he was suffering from a mechanical. Nibali made the attack stick to win Stage 19 (watch highlights).

However, Froome's grip on the yellow jersey is still very strong with only one mountain stage to come before Paris.

Video: Team Sky reveal Froome climb data in rest day press conference

The media clamour for Chris Froome's data prompted Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford to invite his head of performance Tim Kerrison to reveal some "concrete facts" (Brailsford's words) relating to Froome's performance, in a press conference held on the Tour's second rest day.

You can watch the video below: