Geraint Thomas unhurt after a crash
14 July 2019, 08:40 | Updated: 14 July 2019, 08:48
He's still fifth overall.
Geraint Thomas emerged unscathed from a spectacular crash that snapped team-mate Gianni Moscon's bike in two as stage eight of the Tour de France served up another dramatic finale.
As Thomas De Gendt delivered a stunning solo victory in Saint Etienne and Julian Alaphilippe attacked late on with Thibaut Pinot to regain the yellow jersey from Giulio Ciccone, Thomas was grateful his title defence did not suffer the same fate as Moscon's bike.
With a little over 15km of the 200km stage from Macon remaining, the Ineos train was derailed when EF Education First's Michael Woods fell in front of them, leaving riders and bikes scattered across the road.
"I'm fine, but it's just frustrating - obviously it was a key moment in the race," said Thomas, who sported only a minor graze on his arm along with some of the oil from Moscon's chain.
"Woods crashed and just took out Gianni and me.
I got tangled in Gianni's bike and took some time to get going."