Geraint Thomas girlfriend Sara Elen Thomas told Ned Boulting that she's struggling to view the Tour knowing how much pain the Team Sky rider is in.
The Welshman was hurt on Stage 1 following a massive crash, suffering a pelvic injury, but continuing with the race.
“We didn’t realise the extent of it till the following day, and that was worse," Ms Thomas said.
“He said it would do any lasting damage so he would keep going.
“It’s fingers crossed he keeps going the way he is, and we might make it to Paris.
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