Love that picture - Froome looks concerned
Thomas probably wouldn't be allowed to podium this year. And Thomas/Froome probably would not be allowed to win TdF next year, but I think Thomas has shown to be a superior enough overall responder to do it. And anyway, if all this is as scripted and pre-determined as I suspect it is, a la WWF, Sky needs to take a year off next year anyway - two years in a row - don't risk it. This podium - it's just too obvious to put 2 riders on the podium, but I suppose it's tempting, as we saw at the Giro. At least Contador won that, not the 2 Astana riders. If I were directing this blockbuster sport performance and banking on the blind masses to continue to suspend disbelief: no Astana riders would win anymore this year, after the Giro. Tinkoff/Contador doesn't get le Tour - maybe the Vuelta.
Too much hubris to put 2 Sky riders on the podium for this act: Froome, Tejay, Quintana - sure, why not. Thomas has to wait it out - but I do like him more than Froome as a cyclist and as dopers go. Still cycling is messed up - too messed up to ever take seriously. A shame too, I love cycling in general. Pro cycling...not so much now. And yet, I watched the entire stage today and got involved cheering the underdogs on hahaha... Would like the script to fail completely somehow, some way.