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Tour de France 2017: Geraint Thomas 'raw' after crashing out

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Tour de France: 1-23 July
Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage on 5 live sports extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage.

Britain’s Geraint Thomas says being forced out of the Tour de France by injury is “a bitter pill to swallow”.

Thomas, one of leader Chris Froome’s key helpers in the mountains, fell and broke his collarbone on the descent of the Col de la Biche during stage nine.

The Team Sky rider, 31, also crashed out on stage nine of the Giro d’Italia.