Team Sky were giving little away about their intentions before the Tour de France heads into the Pyrenees this weekend.
Chris Froome is banking on a delayed start to his Tour de France preparations to help him win the yellow jersey and keep him in shape for a tilt at Olympic gold later this summer.
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.
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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."
British champion Peter Kennaugh has abandoned the Tour de France on Monday's 16th stage to deprive Team Sky leader Chris Froome a key lieutenant.
Kennaugh, who was part of the team which supported Froome to the 2013 title, had been suffering with illness, his agent said.
The 26-year-old from the Isle of Man was 146th at the start of the 201-kilometres route from Bourg de Peage to Gap, almost two and a half hours behind Froome.
Kennaugh, who won London 2012 Olympic gold in the team pursuit on the track, successfully retained his British title in Lincoln on June 28 in Lincoln.More to follow.