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.
Team Sky's own Chuck Norris, aka Geraint Thomas, was knocked off the road on the tricky descent into Gap after being nudged accidentally on a tight corner by Warren Barguil. Thomas almost collided head-on with a telegraph pole, but managed to avoid serious injury.
Remarkably, G got back up quickly and rode to the finish to preserve his sixth place in GC, before speaking to our reporter Matt Rendell about the scary incident. They breed 'em tough in Wales…
Later on, Thomas added: "Everyone knows it's a dodgy descent, I just got taken out. One hundred per cent it was a mistake.
"We were just coming into a tight right, Barguil just came straight into me. Nothing you can do there."
Geraint Thomas says it was a case of job well done on a tough stage in the Pyrenees.
Team Sky led the peloton for a lot of Stage 11, ensuring Chris Froome kept the yellow jersey and a comfortable leading in the General Classification.
"It was hot and hard, but the boys hung tough and it was perfect really. Job done."
Geraint Thomas dreams of challenging for the Tour de France yellow jersey, but for now will work selflessly in support of Chris Froome.
Team Sky's Geraint Thomas turned the mic on our very own Ned Boulting to ask some probing questions of the broadcaster.
Team Sky had a very good day on Stage 2, staying clear of trouble in chaotic conditions to see Chris Froome take significant time out of some of his GC rivals. Sky workhorse Geraint Thomas fell but got up to play his part, as he told Matt Rendell.