'Just let us race,' says Thomas as fans target Team Sky

Rider jumps over tour de france

Asked about his missed opportunity to take the race lead, Thomas said: "It would have been nice.that's just the way it goes. We lost a few seconds that, I hope, don't ruin our chances of aiming for the overall victory".

Defending champion Chris Froome, who has often been subjected to negative treatment from Tour de France fans, was booed all the way up to the summit and one spectator ran alongside the Briton before slapping him on the shoulder.

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When it did, there were plenty of high-profile riders in it, including Kruijswijk, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott), Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) and white jersey Pierre Latour (Ag2r-La Mondiale).

While Froome survived, 2014 Tour victor Nibali hit the deck as the leading group tried to weave their way through the thick crowds, nearly taking Thomas with him.

For Froome, the 158.5-km trek from Annecy was one day ticked off his to-do list as the Briton remained in a ideal position to become the first rider in 20 years to achieve a Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double.

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Fueled by previous disappointments and thoughts of his ill father watching on TV, Alaphilippe timed his break perfectly and powered to victory on the first day in the mountains, crossing the line alone, and finishing well ahead of his rivals for his first Tour win.

Dumoulin was next to attack, with Thomas on his wheel and a small gap to Froome and Bardet but all four were together again with 1,500m to race.

"I was waiting for directions from Sky to see what they wanted".

Thomas, who did not respond to Froome's initial attack, said on Wednesday the four-time champion remained the team leader, but he appeared to be the strongest rider at l'Alpe d'Huez. Bradley Wiggins suggested earlier in the week that it might cause problem if second placed Thomas went into yellow too early and although it ruffled a few feathers, tactically the former Tour de France victor was right.

"It depends on the situation and what's going on in the race" he said.

THE Tour de France was hit by a unsafe prankster today - as a BMX rider jumped over the peloton.

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The last and most feared of the three stages in the Alps this year, the 175.5-kilometre leg began in Bourg-Saint-Maurice and took the peloton over three gruelling, beyond-category climbs.

The 10th stage followed Sunday's punishing cobbled ride to Roubaix and Monday's rest day and, with a long descent to the finish, none of the top guns were in the mood to risk a long-range attack. "I don't think we quite expected that going into today's stage".

The tough Belgian, the reigning champion and a one day specialist, joined in the early break and although he couldn't stay with Alaphilippe he did more than enough to maintain his grip on the yellow jersey.

Among the race's other top contenders, France's Romain Bardet, Italian Vincenzo Nibali and Colombian Nairo Quintana crossed the line 59 seconds behind Thomas.

"There were two police motorbikes and the road became narrow, there were no barriers and Froome attacked, traffic slowed down and I fell".

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