Froome hails hero Thomas

Frank Dalleres
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BRITAIN’S Geraint Thomas mustered another heroic effort to help Team Sky to third in yesterday’s Tour de France team time trial, despite riding with a broken pelvis.

Australian Simon Gerrans assumed the yellow jersey after his Orica GreenEdge team beat Omega Pharma-QuickStep, led by Manxman Mark Cavendish, by 0.75 seconds.

Team Sky were three seconds off the pace on a good day for race favourite Chris Froome, who gained time on main rivals Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans.

Thomas suffered his injury on Saturday, and Froome said: “Geraint is the heroic story of the day.”