LUXEMBOURG — After three stages of the Tour de France, Welshman Geraint Thomas of Team Sky leads the race ahead of teammate and overall favorite Chris Froome, the Kenyan-born Briton, by 12 seconds, thanks to his winning ride in the time trial on stage one in Düsseldorf and his superb racing since.
After stage three, Sky mechanics let Business Insider get up close to the Tour leader’s bike and take a few photos, which you can see below.
We showed up after mechanics had washed Thomas’ bike. It has yellow handlebar tape and saddle as he is the race leader. The other bikes, from left, are those of former world time-trial champion Vasil Kiryienka (No. 3) and defending Tour champ Chris Froome (No. 1).