Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas will continue on with the Tour de France, despite suffering with a small fracture to his pelvis.

Thomas picked up the injury during a crash in the opening stage at Bastia, as the race neared its completion. 

He was then taken for scans on his pelvis, although they returned clear and he continued on with the next stage in Ajaccio.

But, after the injury persisted and left him 17 minutes and 35 seconds behind the leaders after the second stage of the competition, Thomas was rescanned and it was discovered he had a minor fracture of his pelvis.

The 27-year-old seems set on racing through the pain, though, and has started the third stage of the event in Calvi today.

Yesterday, his team-mate and favourite to win the yellow jersey, Chris Froome, had shown his threat to the rest of the field after riding an impressive race, although he could not stop Jan Bakelants from winning the event.

 

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