Following the British Riders in the Tour de France: Stage 1
STAGE 1 IMAGE OF THE DAY
Geraint Thomas on the podium in the young rider jersey after a trouble free ride into 6th place on the stage, which saw a dramatic final 10km. (Image: Laurent Cipriani/AP/Press Association Images)
STAGE 1 VIDEO
Ben Swift's Post-Stage Video Diary
STAGE 1 TWITTER QUOTES
"1st stage done. We had bad luck. @mattgoss1985 crashed with 2km to go, I swerved to miss said crash, clipped wheel on barrier & punctured.
"Think it'll be hard to adapt menality to intermediate sprints. SO different than sprinting at end for win & hard to sprint for a minor place."
"Gilbert is simply in another league. Absolute class. Nice to see @geraintthomas86 in white again too."
"I reckon the most tiring factor of #TdF is the mental stress. You can't go 1 minute without full concentration. Properly warps your brain!!"
"Hot day 2day,gr8 first experience for my first tour.Crashed in the 2k to go crash managed to land on my feet. Gr8 ride by @GeraintThomas86"
Geraint Thomas's final pre-race video in which he looks forward to three weeks in the saddle.